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Old 01-23-2013, 7:56 PM
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Hi all, I am planning to buy a Yaesu FT7900R and Arrow OSJ 146/440 J-POLE antenna and need to know what type connectors to order when I order the coax cable? Thanks for any help, John
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My 7900 uses a PL-259 style connector. I'm not sure about the Arrow antenna, but it would probably need the same.
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You can download the FT-7900 user's manual from the Yaesu web site. The manual indicates (page 15) that the antenna connector is a type M on the USA version of the radio. Type M is what the Japanese electronics industry calls the connector that we refer to as a UHF connector. The male plug for the UHF connector series is the PL-259 and the female jack is typically an SO-239.

The Arrow Antenna web site indicates that the OSJ 146/440 has an SO-239 connector.

So, your cable should have PL-259 connectors on both ends.
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Thanks a lot, thats what I needed to know, I am new to ham radio and still learning, I assume both are male connecters? Thanks both of you, John
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Yes, the PL259 is a male connector and the SO239 is female.
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Both the antenna and radio have SO-239 UHF Female connector. The coax connector type you need is the standard PL-259 UHF connectors.

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Thanks all, I ordered today, again Thanks
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