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Old 06-04-2015, 08:46 PM   #21
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then I would use the PL259 on at least the radio end. The other end would depend of what the other connector will mate to. that is assuming this cable goes between the radio and the antenna.

I thought you wanted to stay away from the adapters. I would think a PL-259 (radio) connecting to a PL-259 (cable) would be desired. Or are these other additional cables you are using in addition?

Do you know what the connector is at the antenna? I have seen few proprietary connectors in these locations as you need a mating one on the cable. It may just be a less publicly recognized one.
Long way around, but I need a pair of connectors in between, two cables if you will. The approx 50' cable has a PL-259 on the radio end and a proprietary connector on the antenna end AND the cable is (necessarily) cut in two between. I am looking for a pair of the smallest, easiest to install connectors to bridge the break in the middle of the cable...I am going to try crimp on F connectors.
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Long way around, but I need a pair of connectors in between, two cables if you will. The approx 50' cable has a PL-259 on the radio end and a proprietary connector on the antenna end AND the cable is (necessarily) cut in two between. I am looking for a pair of the smallest, easiest to install connectors to bridge the break in the middle of the cable...I am going to try crimp on F connectors.
if that does not work... try either an SMA or mini UHF. you can get these for RG-8X for reasonable prices... mini-UHF is likely cheaper than the SMA.

Another you may want to look at would be FME connectors for the same coax.

what is the output power (if any ) for your radio? If high power, may want to consider that. But likely not an issue.
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if that does not work... try either an SMA or mini UHF. you can get these for RG-8X for reasonable prices... mini-UHF is likely cheaper than the SMA.

Another you may want to look at would be FME connectors for the same coax.

what is the output power (if any ) for your radio? If high power, may want to consider that. But likely not an issue.
25W high, 1W low transmission power.
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I misread the OP, and thought it was about using an existing RG-8X cable (50 Ohm) for a TV application which is 75-ohm.

I now see that it is for a VHF radio, which of course works with a 50-ohm coax, and not the 75-ohm cable.

An intermittent connection may not be good for a transmitter, as the latter needs to see a constant load. So, whatever you do, make sure you have a good connection. And jury rigging may not be advisable anymore.
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