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I challenge you to find a single manner in which the PL259 is superior.

Oops, other than at DC... I'm assuming we're talking RF work here.

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I challenge you to find a single manner in which the PL259 is superior.

Oops, other than at DC... I'm assuming we're talking RF work here.
Have you seen the tests?


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Would doing measurements personally using an Agilent E5071B network analyzer count as seeing them? If so, yes, I've seen the tests.

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Since you have good equipment, you know UHF connectors aren't so bad are they?


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The ONLY time I have seen anything where the N was inferior to the UHF type PL-259 was a test that was done that determined that in very high power situations the centre pin of the male type N connector may not handle the higher RF current than the UHF due to it being much smaller in size.This is not normally an issue at amateur power levels. As for losses and constant impedance, the N wins every time especially at VHF and above. For normal amateur uses, yes, the UHF connector is not that bad and is often used at 2m. "Often used", and "not that bad", are different however than "could be improved upon".


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They beat spade terminals hands down.

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I'll have to go back and see where I said the N was inferior to the UHF .......... Hmmm, I can't seem to find it. This damn phone, can you quote it for me so I can find it?


Oh, BTW, how many dB better was the N over the UHF at VHF or at HF, and which connector arced 1st at high power?


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Type-N connectors are considerably better than SO-239 / PL-259 connectors in every way I can think of.
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Have you seen the tests, or are you drinking the kool-aid?
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I'll have to go back and see where I said the N was inferior to the UHF .......... Hmmm, I can't seem to find it. This damn phone, can you quote it for me so I can find it?
By asking "Have you seen the tests, or are you drinking the kool-aid?" in response too "Type-N connectors are considerably better than SO-239 / PL-259 connectors in every way I can think of." is a pretty good indication that you disagree with what VO1KS said. Since VO1KS said the N is better than the UHF and you apparently disagreed with what he said it can be inferred that you think that the N is inferior to the UHF. Let's not get into a pissing contest and kool-aid is for kids.
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