coax crimp tool and fittings

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N3HGB, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I always wondered about the persistence of the 239 series. It seems like N would be far superior for antennas and other things exposed to rain and salt spray.
     
  2. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    the UHF (PL259
    use, but still rely upon


    I certainly can agree, that PROPER "N" connectors are better. But are more expensive. The PL-259-SO239 type ARE cheap, and if installed properly, quite good for inside connections. But even UG-21 type "N" connectors can be installed poorly, and are "weathrr resistant," NOT water-proof. I use type "N" connectors for outdoor use, but still use UHF (PL-259/SO-239) connectors indoors. It makes connection to most amateur equipment instantly "connectable."
     

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