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Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector

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PL-259

 | Catalog #: 278-188
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$6.49
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  • Standard PL-259 UHF-type coaxial connector
  • For RF, video, CB, Local Area Network and other applications
  • Quantity: 2

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Product Summary

Make the connection.

Connect your coaxial cables with this silver-plated body and heat-withstanding, low-loss TEFLON insulator. For RG-8, RG-58, RG-59 or RG-8 mini coax cable.

You'll also need

  • PL259 cable
  • UHF mini coax cable
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  • PL259-to-UHF coax connector
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackPremium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Power user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    First one broke, try it again

    By KE7UQO

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Installation
    • Good Conductor

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur radio
      • Rf Installations

      Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

      I bought one of these for a feedline to a JPole antenna I bought and installed it on RG58 with the appropriate reducer. It worked flawlessly (my BNC connector didn't though - I now have the twist on bnc connector) until I pulled the connector out of the antenna socket and the center pin broke off. I think it was user error though. I had pushed it in hard and also probably didn't have enough solder in the center pin. I bought another one - the same "premium" connector and reinstalled it. I'll update the review if it breaks again but I think it will work well.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Premium PL-259 connector

      By Real Ham

      from SW Florida

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment

        Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

        silver plating is the soldering surfaces of the plug. The Teflon is the white insulating material between the barrel and the center pin.this insulates the center pin very effectivly.
        These must be soldered with care so as not to damage the insulating material between the center wire of the coax and the outer shield of the coax.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beware of incomplete/inaccurate desc.

        By Lee, aka "Papa" Ham Radio Operator

        from North Texas

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • For RG8U 40" only
        • Silver plated

        Cons

        • Incorrect Product Summary
        • Need "optional" adapter
        • Not RG58 58 8x as is

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment
        • RG8 UHF cable Ham CB

        Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

        This Premium connector is much better than the low end 2-pack version. As packaged, it only fits the large o.405 inch RG8 cable. You must purchase a separate adapter to use this product on the thinner RG8X, RG58, RG59, etc. Beware. The Product Specification description is incomplete and mis-leading.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works Great

        By Mike

        from Pacific Northwest

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Performance
        • Good Length
        • Rugged
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment

          Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

          Easy connection, rugged. Have used a number of these in and around my shack. These work great, I generally keep 4 or 5 on hand at all times for various projects.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent connector

          By AE5I

          from Mississippi

          About Me Power User

          Pros

          • Silver where it matters
          • Teflon Insulator

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wherever you need one

            Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

            These are quite good connectors. There is silver plating where you need it and a good teflon insulator. They have served me well for years and I've never had one fail.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Bulldog Over Here In Maine Waving"

            By Reno "Bulldog" Unit 777

            from Skowhegan, ME

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Performance
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • 400 Series Coaxial Cable
            • Radio Communications

            Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

            I am "Bulldog" Unit 777 over here in central Maine. Using 400 series coaxial cable in the shack. Changed all of my jumpers and antenna PL-259's to these ones and my SWR is lower. Worth the investment. Take care, 73's.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good product

            By bub

            from north dakota

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

                  good quality, exactly as advertised, but adapters for RG8 must be purchased seperately

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very rugged connector

                  By Dave

                  from USA

                  About Me Power User

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance
                  • Provides good connection
                  • Rugged
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Can be tricky to install

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

                  Works great for a variety of both mobile and fixed location installations. The connector is very rugged. While it can be tricky and time consuming to install this connector, the end result is worth it.

                  As to the previous poster who took exception to a typo on the packaging, the desciption here on the website apears to be correct. Also common sence, which obviously is not so comman as evidenced by the remark, dictates that "silver plated teflon insulation" would logically be a typo. I know of no process to plate any metal onto teflon, nor can I figure out why one would want to do so. Silver is used in a variety of electrical aplications because of its extremely high conductivity, and is one of the few materials that is more conductive than copper at ordinary temperatures. Teflon is used as an isulator in a lot of industrial aplications because it is very rugged and not subject to dielectric breakdown when exposed to high heat or high voltage. I.E. teflon is a very good insulator. With that knowledge one would logically assume that no one would apply a silver plating to teflon, even if it were indrustrialy feasable to do so.

                  As to the criticism that the outside body of the connector is nickle plated, this is common for most cable connections that are not plated with a more expensive metal such as gold, rhodium, platinum or paladium. While I previously stated that both silver and copper are very conductive, the two metals are also subject to various forms of corrosion if left uncoated and exposed to the elements. For this reason, manufactures will plate a more corrosion resistant metal over the exposed copper or silver surface.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It's not all silver plate!

                  By N4VSD

                  from Memphis, TN

                  About Me Power User

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Nickel plate sleave

                  Best Uses

                  • Scrap

                  Comments about RadioShack Premium PL-259 UHF-Type Coaxial Connector:

                  Packaging reads "Silver-plated Teflon insulation"
                  The barrel/pin is silver plated and the sleeve is nickel.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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