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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's

To: Kenneth Goodwin <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's
From: Ryan Jairam <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 10:30:45 -0400
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Almost no one except amateur radio and CB uses UHF (PL259) connectors anymore.

Therefore you will mostly find them in ham and CB shops (and ebay).

Ryan, N2RJ

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Kenneth Goodwin <> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why the major supply houses (Digi-Key, Mouser or
> Amphenol) don't supply anything other than crimped Type N connectors?  It
> seems to me as if crimped connectors have become the standard since I
> couldn't find any crimped PL-259 connectors except from some amateur supply
> houses.  Are they trying to tell me that crimped Type N is the only way to
> go?  Labor costs are too high?   I could agree with that technical policy
> since crimped Type N's are technically better and the crimped scheme is so
> much easier than soldered 259's but so much of my equipment still has
> SO-259s.  I still solder the center pin; however,  I notice that the
> expensive heliax connectors are all mechanical connections.   Ken K5RG
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