Where to buy Coax cable, connectors etc.?

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  1. KB3EDM

    KB3EDM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello fellow Hams!

    I'm wondering of any good websites to purchase coax cable (ex. RG58, by the foot, without connectors) as well as purchase RF connectors (BNC, PL-259 etc.) and adapters? I have found one website I've purchased from in the past; however, they only offer one shipping option which costs $20. I'd prefer not to pay $20 in shipping every time I need to order a few connectors if I can help it.

    What are some websites you use to purchase items such as these?

    Thanks and 73!
    Dan KB3EDM
     
  2. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    The RF Connector in Gaithersburg, MD. Easy.
     
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  3. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    RF Parts
    Amphenol
    Mouser
    Pasternack
    Digikey
    Wireman
    Nebraska Surplus

    Just a few ;)
     
  4. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Almost. The RF Connection (http://rfconnection.com/) has an awesome selection. :)

    DX Engineering (http://www.dxengineering.com/) is another. I buy their UHF fittings when I buy coax from them. They don't have a yuuge selection but, the prices are reasonable and the quality is top notch.

    For RG-58 coax, since the 1980s, I prefer the Amphenol #83-58FCP-RFX "Field Crimp Plug" (datasheet):

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    It requires no soldering, and no special crimp tool. I can install one using only a small pair of "pointy" wire cutters. They're perfect for Field Day, etc. If you shop around, you can find them for about the same cost as the soldered 83-1SP plug + UG-175 adapter. RF Parts appears to have 'em for about $3/ea in single lots: http://www.rfparts.com/83-58fcp-rfx.html
     
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  5. KK5JY

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    I have done well at DX Engineering. They have their own branded cables, and most of them have direct-bury jackets, which is quite handy. I have also bought many connectors from them, but I tend to stick with Amphenol for crimped connectors, and you can get those anywhere.

    So far, support from DXE has been excellent.
     
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  6. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some sellers offer cable at slightly lower cost. AFAIK, DXE is the only one that includes shipping (on orders over $99). When I needed the better part of a 500' spool of "RG8-ish" coax, I pulled the trigger on their DXE400MAX. :)
     
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  7. NK7Z

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    Same here, DX Engineering is my cable and connector source... I also buy most everything from them as well...
     
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  8. K4LMP

    K4LMP Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Wireman is a good, ham owned, small business. I buy all my connectors and coax from them.
     
  9. N4MTB

    N4MTB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Try JeftaTech. Great prices and I'm very happy with the quality.
     
  10. KA5ROW

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