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Installing a new Antenna coax cable connector

Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by Ray Hutchinson, April 18, 2002.

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  1. Ray Hutchinson

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    There have been several posts lately about shortening antenna coax cables, or installing new connectors. Thought the attached diagram from the ARRL book "Now You're Talking" might help.
     

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    Connectors, adapters, and couplings

    These are photos of the various available connectors, adapters and fittings. These all are available at electronics supply houses, CB shops, truckstops, and your local Radio Shack (probably the best price will be RS).

    PL259: The most common coax end connector.

    UG175 and UG176: The adapters for RG58 (most common CB antenna coax) and RG8X (slightly larger diameter). Be sure to use the right one for the diameter coax you have. The number for the coax should be printed along the cable.

    PL258: A "barrel" connector for connecting 2 PL259's together if you need to extend your cable. NEVER attempt to just splice coax cable!

    BNC Male to UHF adapter: Shown Below; Very useful acessory on the trail, as it allows a handheld CB, which typically has a BNC antenna connector to be connected to your mobile antenna, greatly increasing the handheld's range. Useful in case your regular CB malfunctions.
     

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    PL259

    PL259: The most common coax cable end connector. Attaches coax cable to the built in antenna jack on the back of most mobile CB radios.
     

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    UG175, 176

    UG175 and UG176 adapters to reduce the PL259 to fit your coax.
     

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    PL258

    PL258 coupler for connecting 2 pieces of caox cable with PL259 ends together.
     

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