Connecting coax to a UHF radio.

Morning folks,

Here I am again, asking the gurus for more assistance!
Just bought a GME radio and need to connect the coax to a "PL259" connector.
Can anyone tell me how to connect coax to this plug?
Pics would be great.
Probably a silly question but I really have no idea.
Thanks for any help.

Cheers Nifty.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44
This should answer your question




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Reply By: Rossc0 - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44
Here

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Reply By: downtools - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:10

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:10
Thanks for the info.

I must have assumed wrongly that my plug was a PL259.
The plug I have only has 2 parts and no holes for solder?
The coax, RG58, is a very tight fit into the body of the connector and would need to be wound into the fitting.
May have to call into a store and ask for some help.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:29

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:29
Make sure you check out the UHF radio article as it has some pics I did when terminating these cables.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 13:00

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 13:00
Just checked mine also and it dont have any holes to solder.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:48

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:48
If you're not sure then get a professional to do it for you. If you get it wrong you can damage the output stage of your radio.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:51

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:51
From your descrition it sounds like you may have a TV antennae coax connector. These don't have a centre pin, just rely on the coax conductor sticking through.

Not the right connector for a radio.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 22:46

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 22:46
Here's the blurb too:
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Follow Up By: downtools - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 23:17

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 23:17
Thats the plug type Phil G1

It's exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks, will take of that job on the weekend.

Cheers Nifty
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 23:21

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 23:21
Nifty,
Yep, worth doing it properly. Most UHF problems I see on trips are due to poor fitment of PL-259 plugs.
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