[TowerTalk] UHF right angle connectors

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Wed Nov 6 02:22:57 EST 2013

On 11/6/2013 2:04 AM, Roger (K8RI) on TT wrote:

>> I have never seen Amphenol right angle UHF connectors, however I do have
>> several male - female right angle UHF adaptors.  The part number is
>> 83-1AP
>> (UG-646/U). I have only used them occasionally but I have had no
>> issues with
>> them.

> I'm not sure what you mean right angle connectors and then refer to the
> male/female right angle as adapters.  The right angle connector is a
> male/female connector so what you call an adapter and right angle
> coupling are the same thing.  The only couplings I've ever seen that
> were the same gender on both ends were straight.
> I have a couple, very old, silver plated ,right angle, UHF connectors.
> Imprinted is Amphenol Chicago on one side and the part # on the female
> end.  Try as I might, I'm unable to read the part #, or even part of
> it.  Perhaps with some fine emery cloth to polish the high spots and a
> magnifying glass I "might" be able to decipher them. I opened the desk
> drawer and there was one, right up front.
> These are old. I'd have to guess they come from when I was in
> Breckenridge and I was there from 67 through 80.  So they are a minimum
> of 33 years, but I'd guess it's more like 40 years old.

A connector gets *installed* (relatively permanently, to a cable or 
panel). An adapter does not.

-Steve K8LX

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