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1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable

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Product Summary

Extend your range.

Connect your scanner or handheld 2-way radio to an external antenna with this cable. The Teflon® jacketed RG-316 cable has a gold-plated female SMA connector on one end and a nickel-plated SO-239 female crimp-type connector on the other.

  • Connects your scanner or handheld 2-way radio to an external antenna
  • Teflon jacketed RG-316 cable
  • Gold-plated SMA connector for the best connection
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Frequency: 0.3GHz
  • RoHS compliant
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RadioShack1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good length (6)

Cons

  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Power user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Fema

    By Tom

    from Franklin , Ma.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Length

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

      This cable is a little over priced but works great on my Baofeng UV-5R where the connector on the radio is an SMA male connector.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Will not working on uhf

      By dsm

      from Kent,Oh

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Incompatible
        • Inconsistent Signal
        • No Performance Increase

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

          I bought this today and it was the only thing radioshack sold and thought it would work with my ham radio handheld i was sadly mistaken.It will not work on uhf at all poor signal quality i immediately took it back. Radioshack has gone down hill for us hams looking for any equipment for anything.

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

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          "uhf" connector is only 30mhz btw

          By Jim the Runner

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                it's a 300mhz cable because one of the connectors is supposedly 300mhz. "UHF" connectors (pl-259, so-239) are pre-WWII designs and not what is modernly called UHF - they are nominally rated at 300mhz. on top of that, statistical tests show them to be pretty lousy at anything over 30-50mhz - so it's not exactly something to worry about.

                for higher frequencies get something like rg8 with n or sma connectors on the other end.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Too Short, Too Expensive, but it's here

                By KC2PED

                from New York, NY

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • No swivel on the SMA
                  • Too Expensive
                  • Too short
                  • Too stiff

                  Best Uses

                  • Connect BaoFeng UV-5R to

                  Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                  This cable is too short, and too expensive for it's length. But it is Friday night and Field Day starts tomorrow. I need to wean by BaoFeng UV-5R off the rubber duck if I am going to make any contacts with it.The reason for putting a pigtail on a handheld radio to connect it to a real antenna is that the pigtail relieves strain on the handheld connector from the weight of the coax, otherwise you would just buy an SMA female to SO-239 female adapter and plug your LMR-400 directly into the radio. This cable is not long enough and is much too stiff to relieve any strain. Just the weight of the SO-239 alone puts more strain on the radio connector than I want.It is also difficult to screw the SMA into the radio because it doesn't have a swivel built in. I found it easiest to turn the radio upside down and let the cable dangle beneath the radio while I am screwing it it.I think this pigtail will work, but if I didn't need it right away I would have waited to see what I could pick up something longer and more supple at a hamfest.N.B. This is a female SMA connector. Most radios I have seen have a male SMA connector on the antenna and a female on the radio. So this connector will not work with my Yaesu VX-8DR. It will attach to a BaoFeng UV-5R. (no idea what it is going to do to my SWR though but on a [$] radio I'll risk it)

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Does the job

                  By KK4JDW - Greg

                  from Crab Orchard, Ky

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Length

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Overpriced
                  • Requires adapter

                  Best Uses

                  • HT antenna adaption

                  Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                  Seems to be decent, I think its way overpriced and very flimsy, I would have liked to see a little bigger cable. Had to purchase a sma male to sma male adapter to adapt it to my Handy Talkie. However with this set-up it will work on the Wouxun KG-UV6D HT radio. I use this to adapt to an external antenna for business band and ham band use with my handie talkie. If it had a little bigger cable and the male sma end, I would have given it 10 stars.

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

                  (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  wrong end for most scanners/2 way radios

                  By cyberpunk004

                  from Ottawa IL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance
                  • Good Length
                  • Rugged
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                    when combined with the male to male sma adapter, this works as its described but all radios have a male plug on them,If this was sold in the correct end, it would get a 5 star rating.

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

                    (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    [...]

                    By Steve, The Drummer

                    from Behind a Drum Kit

                    About Me Power User

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Overpriced

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                      NONE

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent adapter. Great VSWR

                      By Robert

                      from Bakersfield

                      About Me Power User

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Good Length
                      • Rugged
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Equipment
                        • Travel

                        Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                        Great VSWR, I have recommended this adapter to many friends.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

                        (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Maximum Frequency Use is 300 Mhz...

                        By ElectricalEngineerandHamExtraClass

                        from Ashland, Ky

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Length

                        Cons

                        • Frequency use
                        • Over Priced

                        Best Uses

                        • 2 meter HT Yaesu
                        • Low End Scanner

                        Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                        I returned this device because I wanted to use this an an interface between my antenna tuner and my 3 band HT. However hidden on the back of the package in small letters it states .3Ghz Max Freq.
                        They could have put out 300MHZ but they probably loose more sales. Increase the Font size and most people would pass on this.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (12 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Should be SMA Male to SO239 Female

                        By Frank

                        from Waterford, Michigan

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Length

                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack 1.64-Ft. (0.5M) SMA Female to SO239 Female RG-316 Cable:

                          Most Transeivers have the SMA threaded end, at least all of mine do, so this cable will not work with most of the Transeivers/Radios without an additional adaptor.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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