UHF Male / Female Push-On Quick Coaxial Adapter Connector
This item is often used to quickly disconnect the antenna feed line prior to inclement weather such as thunderstorms. It is also a handy component for field installations such as ARRL Field Day activities.
- Nickel Plated Brass
- UHF-Male (PL-259)
- UHF-Female (SO-239)
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A very handy thing to have for Field Day or any outdoor deployment of your station. With these you can rapidly disconnect the coax from the radio in case of thunderstorm conditions and eliminate the possibility of lightning striking your radio - or you. At times when there is a lot of potential for dangerous weather, can you really afford to be unscrewing a connector?
It isn't worth the risk especially when you consider the modest investment for these connectors. Just put one on the radio end of the coax and push it into place and your are done. I got two so I can have a spare in my go kit or connect two antennas to a radio or radios depending on what the situation dictates.
I have not tested these for RF leakage but I believe they are intended for use as a safety measure primarily, and they should not be a huge issue RF wise. That is the reason I only gave 4 stars. I wish I had the gear to measure the RF signal differential between a regular PL-259 and adding one of these on the end of the coax. I suspect any signal loss using one of these is minimal.
I got a pair for my kit, perhaps you should consider a few as well.
Quick way to disconnect your radio in a hurry... a very handy product.
Living in the mountains of New Mexico our lightning storms are sudden and during times of the year frequent. This will help protect the expensive hardware.
I just purchased four of these connectors.They are very well constructed ! They make connecting and disconnecting my antennas SO NICE ! Just push them on and pull them off.They also fit VERY snug and makes it so much nicer than having to reach behind my radio bench and screw them on and off. Makes it real nice if there is a storm in the area and I need to disconnect real fast ! NICE product I will purchase more. Steve / Lakeside, AZ.
These quick coaxial connectors are excellent and sturdy. An excellent addition to any station. They have many good uses from permanent to temporary. I got a few extras.
We have been having quite a few thunder storms this month. These connectors are a lot easier to disconnect than having to unscrew two antennas before going to bed each night. They work great.
These are a relief for me. EZ to use and conductivity seems fine. I recommend for storm protection