NOT .. means "Universal High Frequency"
(Have heard others .. but it did NOT mean Ultra High Frequency --- no way!)
Mark Nelson - AA6DX
----- Original Message -----
From: "BRENT BAUM" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors
Back in the early days of radio our current frequency bands were considered
to be waaay up there in the radio spectrum. When the Navy (I believe it was)
and their contractors developed coax and the resulting connectors for use on
board their ships they named them UHF. Since then other conventions have
been established resulting in todays "decade" definition of the frequency
bands. 3 to 30 MHZ = HF; 30 to 300 = VHF; 300 to 3000 = UHF; and 3000 MHz +
= SHF. Or at least that's what I was taught as a new Comm-Elect Officer in
the Marine Corps 30 years ago. Ham usage is a little different.
K7MEI, Brent (Major Dad)
>From: "Roger Kissel" <email@example.com>
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors
>Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:19:35 -0500
>BTW HF and PL-259s are synonymous. I don't know any SERIOUS ham who would
>use a 259 for UHF. Uhhh, why do they call a PL259 a "UHF connector" ?!?
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