VHF Coax Connectors

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by fritzdfk, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. fritzdfk
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    fritzdfk Junior Member

    My VHF antenna coax came pre-made and has a regular PL-259 connector on the Antenna end and a FME connector at the radio end. An FME to PL-259 adapter is included to connect to the radio. I would like to use a right angle adapter on the radio. Am I degrading the signal by adding another connector?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Every connection degrades the signal and introduces noise. However, a good quality connector will not have a huge influence. Can you find a right angle PL-256 to FME adaptor?
     
  3. fritzdfk
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    fritzdfk Junior Member

    I have searched but not found one.
     
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