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Is so-239 the same as PL 259?

Is so-239 the same as PL 259?

Typically, the SO-239 (UHF Female/UHF Jack) is installed ON THE RADIO, and the PL-259 (UHF Male/UHF Plug) is installed ON THE CABLE. The two “mate” and are collectively known as a UHF Connection. Shop for our various Coax adaptors and cable connectors!

What is an SO-239 connector?

The SO239 jack and PL259 plug are the most common radio connectors for tabletop shortwave and amateur radio products. Sometimes the PL259 plug is also referred to as a UHF plug. PL-259 solder type with no spacer. Silver plated, silver plated tip and teflon insulator.

How do you solder a so-239 panel connector?

At least at HF, all you really need to do is solder the inner coax conductor to the center pin of the SO-239, and use a solder lug to solder onto the braid, and mount the solder lug under one of the mounting nuts. Just unravel the braid and twist ALL the braid wires together, and solder to the lug.

What are the different sizes of coax connectors?

Types of Coaxial Connectors

  • BNC. Originally designed for military use, the Bayonet Neil-Concelman (BNC) coaxial connector is a miniature-to-subminiature RF connector used for quick connect/disconnect in RF equipment, test instruments, radio, television, and video signal.
  • TNC.
  • SMB.
  • 7/16 DIN.
  • QMA.
  • MCX.
  • RCA.

What is the impedance of a SO239 connector?

The main impedance discontinuity occurs in the female connector rather than the male. A properly hooded SO239 connector sees an impedance of around 35Ω over a length of about half an inch or 13 mm. This change can be reduced by using a honeycomb dielectric in the area of the female pin.

What are the SO-239 coaxial bulkhead connectors?

PL-259 / SO-239 UHF Coaxial Protective Dust Cover – Rain Oversized Nut for SO-239 UHF Bulkhead Connectors Nickel P Large Star Washer for SO-239 UHF Bulkhead Connectors Stai

What’s the difference between a pl259 and SO239 plug?

The plug may be referred to as a PL259 coaxial connector, and the socket as an SO239 connector. These are their original military part numbers was originally intended for use as a video connector, but was later used as an RF connector….

What kind of washer is used for SO-239 coax connectors?

Large Star Washer for SO-239 UHF Bulkhead Connectors Stai Oversized Nut for Type N Bulkhead Coax Connectors Nickel Oversized Washer for SO-239 UHF Bulkhead Connectors Nicke Large Star Washer Type N Bulkhead Feed-Thru Connectors St Oversized Washer for Type N-Female Bulkhead Connectors Ni