We may be getting closer to finding "the real deal." Looks like
Farnell/Newark may have them in stock for U.S. orders:
Does the datasheet/drawing below appear as the connector you're referring
If so, plenty in stock at about USD $6.00 ea. However, ships from the U.K.
+ USD $20.00 handling fee per order. Not exactly a great deal for us, but
at least we can find them and order in bulk to help offset the S&H fees.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian White GM3SEK" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] compression PL259
> Paul Christensen wrote:
>>> It's simply a much cleverer design. Accept no substitutes. Salesman does
>>> not receive commission.
>>Trouble is -- those of us on this side of the water, for one reason or
>>another, will have difficulty in purchasing those European compression
>>connectors. Absent a North American distributor, we may have to settle
>>"second best." If you have a source for an easy, painless purchase,
>>pass along the vendor information.
> The design originated with a British company called Greenpar, which was
> bought by MA/COM, which in turn is now part of the Tyco empire.
> Other manufacturing licences may have been granted (eg to the Multicomp
> subsidiary of Farnell/Newark) but I'm pretty sure that the ownership of
> the design is now on your side of the Atlantic.
> 73 from Ian GM3SEK
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