PL-259 antenna?

PL-259 antenna?

Post by Jeffrey Donohu » Mon, 24 Feb 1997 04:00:00

I set up a long wire antenna for my Sangean 909. I have a copper wire
soldered to the antenna. This wire comes into the house and is connected to
the center connector of a 1/8 inch miniplug. Another wire is connected to
the outer terminal of the plug and goes to a cold water pipe.
Now... I just got a radio with a PL-259 antenna connector. It seems this is
for a coax line. I figured I could just cut off the miniplug and rig
something up with a PL-259 connector from Radio Shack. However, I am
stumped.  Inside the connector is a little pin. The connector does not come
apart. How am I supposed to connect my antenna to this radio?
--
Jeffrey Donohue

 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by David Rickme » Wed, 26 Feb 1997 04:00:00


On 23 Feb 1997 21:28:36 GMT, "Jeffrey Donohue"


>a PL-259 connector from Radio Shack. However, I am
>stumped.  Inside the connector is a little pin. The connector does not come
>apart. How am I supposed to connect my antenna to this radio?

If it's a PL-259 it comes apart.  Fill the end of the center conductor
with solder, tin the end of the wire with solder, heat the end of the
center conductor until the solder melts and stick the tinned wire in.
OR, since you aren't using coax, just get a standard "banana" plug;
they fit nicely into SO-239s (UHF Female).
dr
 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by Duan » Wed, 26 Feb 1997 04:00:00


>I set up a long wire antenna for my Sangean 909. I have a copper wire
>soldered to the antenna. This wire comes into the house and is connected to
>the center connector of a 1/8 inch miniplug. Another wire is connected to
>the outer terminal of the plug and goes to a cold water pipe.
>Now... I just got a radio with a PL-259 antenna connector. It seems this is
>for a coax line. I figured I could just cut off the miniplug and rig
>something up with a PL-259 connector from Radio Shack. However, I am
>stumped.  Inside the connector is a little pin. The connector does not come
>apart. How am I supposed to connect my antenna to this radio?
>--
>Jeffrey Donohue


Jeff,
Can you describe the connector a little better?
It almost sounds like a BNC type.
Perhaps bringing it to radio shack would help.
I just picked up an addapter PL339 to 1/8 phono this week end at ham
fest for couple of bucks.  Now useing it on the 909 and works great.
A pl259 connector will have a male center pin and threaded grounded
backshell a little larger than 1/2 inch diameter.
Best fun,
Duane.
 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by BobForre » Mon, 03 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:>If it's a PL-259 it comes apart.

Not if it's a crimp style plug.
 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by David Rickme » Mon, 03 Mar 1997 04:00:00




>>If it's a PL-259 it comes apart.

>Not if it's a crimp style plug.

PL-259 is milspeak for a specific item that always comes in two
pieces.  It is part of a group generically known as UHF male
connectors, as is the crimp style plug.
dr
 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by BobForre » Tue, 04 Mar 1997 04:00:00


wrote

PL-259 is milspeak for a specific item that always comes in two
pieces.  It is part of a group generically known as UHF male
connectors, as is the crimp style plug.
dr

Technically, yes. But many (too many) people refer to all UHF males as
PL-259s.
His description of a single peice plug with no way to secure a conductor
sounded like a crimp UHF.

Bob Forrester NS3Z

 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by David Rickme » Wed, 05 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:>His description of a single peice plug with no way to secure a conductor
>sounded like a crimp UHF.

"i" before "e" except after "c"
dr
 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by Daniel Grunbe » Wed, 05 Mar 1997 04:00:00



> "i" before "e" except after "c"

or when sounded as "a" as in neighbor and neigh.
(:-).

--
Daniel A. Grunberg              Kensington, Maryland  USA

 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by James M. Zators » Thu, 06 Mar 1997 04:00:00




> > "i" before "e" except after "c"

> or when sounded as "a" as in neighbor and neigh.
> (:-).

I thought it was "as in neighbor and weigh".
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JiMZ
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Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations        

 
 
 

PL-259 antenna?

Post by Daniel Grunbe » Thu, 06 Mar 1997 04:00:00





>> > "i" before "e" except after "c"

>> or when sounded as "a" as in neighbor and neigh.
>> (:-).

> I thought it was "as in neighbor and weigh".
>                                      ^
>                                      |

> JiMZ
> --

> Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations        

Could be, Jim, but it works either way.  

--
Daniel A. Grunberg              Kensington, Maryland  USA