Originally Posted by colemj
You will find the LMR400 to be on the large size for a PL259 and you will be messing with it quite a bit to get it to fit.
I prefer N-connectors for this with a 259 converter.
For weather-proofing, just wrap it in coax seal or silicon tape followed by electrical
I will gladly show my ignorance here, but I don't know what a Type N fitting is. I went to the Amphenol web site and simply didn't know where to turn.
In the past, I have just bought a PL-259 from the local marine
store and soldered the thing together. If memory serves, they were Shakespeare brand connectors.
For this application, I am trying to observe 'best practices' and want to optimize the installation, though the prior performance of the radio
has been very good. The Pl fitting is at the bottom of the antenna.
If LMR-400 is unwieldy, maybe fall back to RG-213?
School me, please!
As for waterproofing, I had planned to first heat shrink (the adhesive
lined kind), then wrap with silicone tape and a wire tie to ensure it never unravels. Sound okay?