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Old 14 November 2012, 14:59   #1
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Icom M411/Pacific Aerial Plug

I have recently bought a Icom M411 VHF and a Pacific Aerials 1' rail mount/cable pack.
The plug on the end of the cable pack is called a "fast fit". This connection is tiny in comparison to the socket on the back of the VHF unit . I am after a adaption cable so I can plug both together without cutting the end of the cable and terminating and bigger plug.

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Old 14 November 2012, 15:02   #2
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You should have a screw on adaptor in the cable plug which converts it into a standard PL259 to fit the back of the radio.
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Ooops, meant cable pack not plug!
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Yep, you're missing the PL-259 end connector. Should have been in the bag/box with the railmount/cable as standard.

The idea of the fastfit system is you get the advantage of not having a large plug on the end for running the cable plus an easy, reliable connection for the plug.
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Plus, many (well, at least some) handheld radios use the small plug for an external antenna.

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Thanks for the answers, I have checked the box/packaging and there is no sign of the illusive adapter. Is there anywhere where I can buy an adapter or alternatively buy both the PL-259 and a fastfit socket and make up a lead myself?

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I wouldn't bother, I'd just pick up a standard pl259 and connect that and forget the fast fit bit unless your supplier can supply the missing bit.
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I had to cut the quick fit plug off mine to get it through the small hole to run inside the A frame tube, no problems with soldering a new plug on, only takes 5 min.
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