I serviced a few low-VHF band systems and the vehicles that used the 1/4 wave whips got ball mounts with screw connections for the coax installed. It was a standard item.
It is simple enough to strip the end of coax and twist the shield up and crimp to a ring terminal and crimp another one onto the center wire and screw them down to the ball mount !
This arrangement stayed in place until the vehicle was retired !
Who is afraid to cut the factory installed PL259 off a hunk of coax !?
Originally Posted by W5DMG
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