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Old 24-03-2016, 05:19   #16
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Re: Coax Connectors

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I am not thinking of yet another installation problem. I just read the minimum bend radius of RG 213 is 5".

Now I am thinking I can possibly pass RG213 through the deck and bend it in the small space of between the headliner and the deck... or even behind the VHF radio... which is probably 3"... So I am thinking I must find and use some right angle connectors. Web search begins...
Use right-angle UHF connectors for tight places. A good one is the Amphenol 182134. These are very easy to find and work well, with no noticeable attenuation.

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Re: Coax Connectors

My connection is mast coax - PL259 - Female to Female 259 connector - PL259 to 8x... is in line ...is easy.... no bends
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Re: Coax Connectors

Update...

I decided to order a 53' RG-213 from DX which will connect to a double ended 4" long female which will pass through the deck and then a right angle male to female PL259. I do not have the space to meet the bend radius requirement. Finally a 15' RG213 and again I have to have a right angle male to female PL259 because there is only 2 1/2" behind the radio.

Now I wait for the parts... and next week the fun starts...

Thanks to everyone for their helpful and sage comments.
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