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One of My Biggest Peeves

One of My Biggest Peeves

This is a Shakespeare PL-259 "Center Pin" VHF connector. The ONLY thing they do easily is FAIL!!!

I replace more of this terminal than just about any failed terminal on a boat.

Someday someone is going to die because one of these crappy "easy to install" connectors failed to allow a VHF transmission.. Arghhhhh.....

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Paul 25-Apr-2016 23:49
Why do they fail regularly. I mean what is the weak point? Whats the proper way to install the plug? BTW cant believe how many fails are on our existing sailboat :-(