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Re: [TowerTalk] PL259 Insertion Loss?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] PL259 Insertion Loss?
From: Frederick Vobbe <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:48:31 -0500
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On 1/16/2012 12:24 PM, Steve Hunt wrote:
> Fred,
> If you had 0.3dB loss in a connector I doubt you or the guy at the other
> end would hear the difference. But if you ran 1.5kW through it you'd
> probably smell the difference!
> 100w is a lot of power to dissipate in such a small volume!
> 73,
> Steve G3TXQ

Never even considered running anything greater than 500 watts through a 
PL259, to be honest with you.   I know they are rated for higher power, 
but I've never considered them as being the right connector for the 



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