I was simply responding to the statement that they are almost never
used except in amateur applications - a statement that is not
I can say though, servicing commercial LMR equipment since the late
70's, the last 15 as a dealer for various brands, (Motorola and Icom
I have NEVER had to replace a faulty SO-239, or Mini UHF female connector on
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Thomson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's
> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:45:53 -0500
> From: "Blake Bowers" <email@example.com>
> 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
> pretty much any other LMR manufacturer other than Motorola uses them
> ## 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
> for the megabuck price tag on expensive ham gear, you would get a real
> plated one..with teflon dielectric SO-239 chassis female....with 4 x SS
> ## crimped connectors are used to save labour costs. Have you got any
> idea how long it
> 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.
> Jim VE7RF
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