Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:45:53 -0500
From: "Blake Bowers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's
Wow. So I should return all these commercial two way radios
I deal with that have SO-239 connectors on them for use with
PL-259's to the manufacturers as being defective?
Icom, Kenwood, etc use them all the time, in their commercial products.
a small portion of the market. Although I cannot say for sure about MA/Com,
pretty much any other LMR manufacturer other than Motorola uses them still.
## Do they use QUALITY SO-239's on the back ends of these radio's ?
I have yet to see a quality SO-239 on the back of any ham gear. You would think
for the megabuck price tag on expensive ham gear, you would get a real silver
plated one..with teflon dielectric SO-239 chassis female....with 4 x SS screws
## crimped connectors are used to save labour costs. Have you got any idea how
takes to assemble 200-300 type N and BNC connectors? All that stuff is
crimped in any
telco, or any where else that installs them in large quantity. And no, you
won't find any
UHF connector's anywhere.
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