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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's
From: jimlux <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:53:17 -0700
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Jim Brown wrote:
>> 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).
> The inference here is that UHF connectors are somehow outmoded. Nothing 
> could be further from the truth.  The FACT is that they are entirely 
> satisfactory for systems operating below about 500 MHz, and 
> mechanically, they have some significant advantages over most other coax 
> connectors when installed on most coaxial cables .

I think, though, that the commercially viable application space for UHF 
connectors is somewhat restricted.  I doubt you're going to see a huge 
commercial market for things like 100 foot premade cables with UHF.  The 
typical commercial application (I think..) is running the cable from an 
antenna to the radio, which is a sort of "install once and forget" thing.


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