There are at least three variations of the 83-1SP. I believe the silver
pin, silver body version is the one Bob mentioned. Although it has an
"Astroplate" shell (as it's stronger than brass/silver) and a Phenolic
insulator. Not sure what Astroplate is but it seems to be a hard Nickel
variant. The 83-1SP-15RFX an 83-1SP-1050 do not have silver bodies, nor
The Amphenol 83-886 has a silver pin, silver body, and Teflon insulator
although I believe the shell is Astroplate, again for good connector
strength. I've found these to be more difficult to locate as many vendors
don't keep a normal inventory of this connector. Anyway, that's been my
take on this very confusing product from Amphenol.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Swadener" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Amphenol 83-1SP
> Hi Bob,
> The DXE part is silver-plated w/ Teflon insulation. The Amphenol part you
> mentioned (83-1SP-15RFX is nickel-plated with mica-filled phenolic
> insulation. I'll stick with the DXE part.
> I'm far from rich but, in the bigger picture as far as cost is concerned,
> we're talking peanuts. It would matter if I had an on-going need. It
> doesn't because I don't. But, thanks anyway. I bought from DXE 'cuz
> they're small compared to Mouser, they're hams, and they have the best
> deal on the coax I was looking for (DXE400MAX-500).
> The other connector I mentioned (Amphenol 83-58FCP-RFX) is the best I've
> found for RG-58. It's perfect for Field Day.
> vy 73,
> Bryan WA7PRC
> Bob K6UJ wrote:
>> They look like good fittings but at $2.75 each, but
>> you can do better from Mouser. You can get the
>> Amphenol 83-1SP
>> fittings for $2.00 each individually and for a quantity of
>> 10 they are $1.86 each.
>> Bryan WA7PRC wrote:
>> > For RG8-size cable, I've been VERY happy with the UHF
>> male fittings from DX Engineering (pn DXE-PL259).
>> They're not Amphenol but are still VERY nice. For RG-58
>> cable, I use only Amphenol #83-58FCP.
>> > vy 73,
>> > Bryan WA7PRC
>> >> Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 17:37:38 -0500
>> >> From: John K0CQW
>> >> Subject: Amphenol 83-1SP
>> >> Must be the lack of sun spots ? Why can I not get a
>> >> to send me Amphenol 83-1SP when I specifically ask
>> for these?
>> >> They always send "other"
>> >> Any suppliers????
>> >> Thanks de John K0CQW
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