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Author Topic: Wall plate/connector question  (Read 817 times)
KD7RPX
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« on: March 02, 2003, 06:17:25 PM »

I'm looking to setup two different antennas in the attic - both of their coax lines will feed down one of my bedroom walls.

What I'm looking for is someone who sells a wall plate that has twin UHF connectors already installed as part of the plate assembly.

Is this available, or do I have to fabricate something from scratch? Any help is appreciated - I'm somewhat new to this, so I'm looking for input from anyone else that has been down this path....

Thanks in advance,

Alan
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 12:56:40 AM »

hi,

I used blank nylon wall plates by Leviton,
from home depot.  They are easy to drill and will
not break like regular plastic wall plates.
If you want metal, these are also available blank.

73 james
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KD7RPX
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2003, 02:26:06 PM »

Thanks, James!

Just out of curiousity - where did you find the UHF connectors?

I guess what I'm looking for is female/female (so the coax in the wall connects to one end and my gear to the other).

The ones that I'm finding on the internet are almost too long for what I'm trying to do here... any ideas?

thanks again,

Alan
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K9KJM
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2003, 01:15:11 AM »

For HF use, The wall plate idea with something like
RG8X should work OK, But a simple way is to just
drill out a blank wallplate and leave enough
coax to go directly to the radio, And not fool with
the extra connectors at all.
If for VHF or UHF, You NEED to use LMR400 type coax,
that should not have any extra connectors installed
at all, So should just be run thru holes in the wall
plate. This type of coax is just too hard to work with
to have extra bends for connectors in a small box
anyhow.
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