Installing a classic clamp type N connector like the Amphenol 82-202 (UG-21D/U) on flexible coax with a real copper center conductor (RG-8,RG-213) is both easier and has a much higher probability of success than installing the common PL-259. You only have to make one easily accessible solder connection.
Take a look at http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/assemblyInstructions/280.pdf to see what is involved in attaching classic clamp style N connector.
You also might want to read the reviews listed here: http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/7 before you make any purchase decisions.
Regards, JoeC - K3FMA
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:49:00 -0500 From: Ronald Nutter [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Best type of coax to use between preamps and antennas To: [email protected] Message-ID: [email protected] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
After problems I had on Field Day in trying to operate the satellites, I am looking to upgrade the coax I use between the preamps and the antennas. I am using 9913FX from the IC-910H and the preamps. I had been using RG Mini 8/U for the connection between the preamps and antennas. Should I also use 9913FX between the preamps and the antennas? The run between the radio and the preamp is 50 ft. The run from the preamp to the antennas is about 10 - 15 ft depending on where I set the antennas up. I am concerned about how flexible the 9913FX would be in terms of the antennas rotating back and forth. I was planning on ordering the cables pre-made from CableXperts since working with N connectors isnt my strong point and dont want to worry about my soldering and having a good connection on both ends of the cable.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Thanks, Ron KA4KYI