OK, the 83-866 is the one I should be looking for. I have had enough problems
PL-259's in the past and want a good silver plated Amphenol with teflon
as this one is. After replacing PL-259's a few times you realize it is better
to get a
good one to begin with :-)
thanks for the info, much appreciated
On May 30, 2012, at 6:57 PM, Paul Christensen wrote:
> 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
> silver shells.
> 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.
> Paul, W9AC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bryan Swadener" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> 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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