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Old 23 April 2015, 16:47   #1
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VHF antenna connector - help needed

I found myself having to do a rush job on a VHF today and ended up being sold one of these (below). I've not used one before and I'm not sure if I have the bits in the right order/orientation.

Can someone verify and maybe give me a pointed as to where the outer braid ends up? I'm guessing over the T shaped piece and under the orange bit (that looks like a compression fitting of some sort)?
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Willk is it not an isolating barrier between the outer circle and the inner core as per a TV ariel


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I'm guessing over the T shaped piece and under the orange bit (that looks like a compression fitting of some sort)?
That's correct. Should be a soldered joint from the centre core to the tip.
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That's correct. Should be a soldered joint from the centre core to the tip.
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That looks a lot like an N type connector rather than a PL259.

Parts are in the right order.
Slip the screw cap and rubber grommet over the coax outer. Then slide the T piece over the inner insulator, up inside the braid.
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That looks a lot like an N type connector rather than a PL259.

Parts are in the right order.
Slip the screw cap and rubber grommet over the coax outer. Then slide the T piece over the inner insulator, up inside the braid.
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In the event, I got it by futtering about with it for an hour. Worked a treat - a radio test confirmed it.
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