On 10/14/2010 11:04 AM, Tod - ID wrote:
> I thought I saw some crimped UHF connectors on the Mouser website this
> I think I did a search for Connectors - RF - crimped - male - UHF to get to
> the list of male, crimped, UHF connectors.
Not sure where I bought them, but I have a number of UHF types that are
crimp on for both RG8 and RG8X sizes. No problems fitting LMR-400, BUT
LMR400UF center conductor is larger by a tad. I also have some crimp on
UHF males for LMR-600 that I purchased from Davis. The price wasn't bad,
but with 8 to 10 (or more) connectors per run they can get kinda pricey.
I prefer the larger connectors on both 160 and 75 where excursions to
the band edge bring high SWR and very high voltages at the legal limit.
Actually I think the best connectors for those two bands would be the
DIN 7-16 if you run the legal limit and large cable for 160 due to the
higher resistive losses. OTOH I got a good price on LMR-600 a couple
years back, so the lines to the tower and from the base of the tower to
the top are all LMR-600.
> As I recall the price was about $1.70 per connector. There were several
> sizes to accommodate different sizes of coax.
IIRC The high quality connectors along with Amphenol were in the $3.00
> If you are using 'exotic' coax
> like RG400, RG142, etc. you may have to buy special ferrules from
> TheRFCconnection [BNC-RG-223 Ferrule] . They also have miniUHF crimp
> connectors [UHF-RFC505]and 9913/LMR400 size crmp/solder [UHF-RFC17-03T]
> I am only a customer and have no financial interest in either Mouser or
RF parts and Davis are also good sources. I don't remember if the
Wireman stocked those or not.
If you want hard to find, try UHF for LMR-600. Davis found some for me
at a reasonable price (IIRC they were less than $15). Other places that
had them had unbelieveable prices. Where clamp UHF were on the order of
$15 +/- the Crimp UHF for LMR-600 were $80-$90 EACH!
> Tod, K0TO
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ryan Jairam
>> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:31 AM
>> To: Kenneth Goodwin
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>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's
>> 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
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