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Categories | Specialized Amateur Communication Products | Diamond BNCJ-SMAP Adapter Help

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K7RNO  Rating: 5/5 May 18, 2013 22:14  Send this review to a friend!
Rock solid precision but may need spacer to match your HT  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
The previous review said it well: BNC offers lots of benefits over SMA, and this adapter adds (wait: can add) the necessary base support to make your SMA stronger and resist lateral forces better.

Depending on the topography of your HT around the SMA connector, this adapter may not have direct contact with the case and will then just sit in the air, providing none of the necessary base support. In my case, with a Yaesu FT-60, it needs an O-ring between its base and the HT's body. With the right size O-ring, it then offers superb stability and a rock-solid antenna connector.

This adapter is machined of one piece of brass and its wider base is covered with hard but grippy rubber, ideal to give it just the right torque when mounting or removing it.

In comparison to the custom-made adapters by Gulyas, this one offers a definitive, solid contact (with O-ring, if necessary) and total ease of operation. No hard pushing down of the BNC antenna mount needed like with the Gulyas adapter, which I had first but replaced it with this one. Glad I did! 
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