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Author Topic: Connecting LMR-400  (Read 1938 times)
A1A
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« on: December 22, 2005, 01:26:50 AM »

Can the LMR-400 be used with PL259's? If not can the N' Style male connectors be used with Amateur radio equipment? Is there special N connector to Female PL259 adapters on the market? Reason I ask is because I need to buy some low loss coax and the LMR-400 seems to come with only the N' style connectors.
Thankyou James
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005, 07:39:38 AM »

LMR400 doesn't actually "come with" any connectors, at all.  It's just coax, and the manufacturer (Times Microwave) doesn't install them.  So, if you see the cable sold with Type N or any other connectors, somebody had to install them -- likely a reseller or dealer.

LMR400 *does* indeed fit standard, ordinary, off the shelf UHF PL-259 connectors perfectly.  No special connectors required, and no adapters required.  Use good ones, like real Amphenol 83-1SP or equivalent.  Some connectors, including a lot of the "imports" as sold by Radio Shack and others, are pretty low quality and can be difficult to use.

I use thousands of feet of LMR400 and never had any problems installing UHF connectors on it.

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