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Reviews Categories | Feedlines (coax, ladder-line, etc.) | BUXCOMM RF Connectors and adaptors Help


Reviews Summary for BUXCOMM RF Connectors and adaptors
BUXCOMM RF Connectors and adaptors Reviews: 1 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $Varied
Description: Manufacturer of all kinds of RF connectors and adaptors. PL-259's, SO-239's, Couplers, Right angles,..etc...
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.buxcomm.com/catalog/
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K3DAV Rating: 2/5 Jul 7, 2010 18:45 Send this review to a friend
Poor quality  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently made a purchase of Buxcomm connectors and adaptors. I got SO-239 to SO239 couplers, PL-259 to PL259 couplers, PL-259 to SO-239 right angle connectors, and some KC-259 (SO-239 to PL259 push on) adaptors. All of these were 10-packs.

At first look, they seem to be well constructed, and very solid connectors. But the KC-259 push on adaptors gave me the most concern. The center conductor pin fits well into any SO-239, but the outer shield case fits very loosely. I got a pack of 10 of these, and they all were the same.

The SO-239 end of the KC-259 does not have enough threads to screw the PL-259 onto it tightly, and leaves a little room for wiggle. These problems make for an intermittent poor ground connection and high SWR.

The other adaptors I bought were also a bit loose, especially the center conductor of the SO-239 ends. I had to bend in the contacts slightly on the center pin walls to make a better contact. Some of them still had intermittent contact while transmitting. All of these connectors were bought in 10-packs, and all had the same exact issues.

I would recommend not purchasing these Buxcomm connectors, and stick to Amphenol quality instead.
 


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