Some hams, being cheep, go to a hamfest flea market and buy the least
expensive PL259s they can find.
My "professional" suggestion is that the Amphenol 83-1SP, which is
mass-produced in Mexico, is the best choice. It has a silver plated
plug and a nickle plated shell. Another good choice is the PL259 made
by Andros in Rochester NY.
Both connectors will work without modification with all RG213 type
cables, including LMR400 and 9913.
73, Craig Clark, K1QX
RADIOWARE AND RADIO BOOKSTORE
PO BOX 209
RINDGE NH 03461
603 899 6957
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