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Old 05-03-2010
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Confused: PL-259 for VHF?

Hi All,

I'm confused, help is appreciated. At the end of last season I split a coax cable that runs from the VHF radio up to the antenna on the mast. Consequently, I need to run some new cable and attach some connectors.

Currently, the cable is RG8/X with PL-259 connectors. My plan was to buy some more RG8/X and crimp-on PL259s, an RF Industries crimp tool, and off I go. However, and this must be a stupid question, because I can't seem to google for the right answer: where are the female connectors for PL-259? Is it called something different? Can someone send me a link to clarify?

Alternately -- it seems that PL-259 is highly regarded as a connector, but is there a better choice these days? Since I am replacing, I am open to ideas.

Thanks,
-- m.
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