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PL-259 Crimp/Solder Connector
09-MAY-2009

PL-259 Crimp/Solder Connector


This is the Pan Pacific UHF 7606 crimp & solder connector. These are decent connectors and came highly recommended by a Ham friend. The tip is gold plated and the build is robust with good quality machining. This Pan-Pacific is reportedly the same terminal sold under the Amphenol-Connex brand part #182102 and is made in the same factory (inside sources). Amphenol-Connex is one of Amphenol's brands..


I buy my VHF terminals from HR Distributors in Portland, ME. They are located on 101 Hanover Street and they can be reached at (207) 773-2552. They will ship where ever you want and their prices are excellent.


This terminal works well with standard RG-213 but it will not fit on the Times LMR-400 coax wire. The guys at HR Distributors can tell you that part number. Times does make their own terminals and these may fit better than the UHF 7606 or an Amphenol version..


Normally I use the Amphenol 83-1SP crimp solder terminal. For this article all I had on hand that day was a Pan-Pacific. The Amphenol 83-1SP is a very good quality PL-259...

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