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Old 06-16-2017, 7:00 AM
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Unhappy N type plug

I have a moonraker discone that is in my loft and I've been trying for about an hour to get the n type coaxial cable onto it obviously trying to put it on clockwise could anyone suggest why it won't go on ?
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photos of connectors might help figure it out.
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Daft question - but the one I had a year or two ago had an SO239 socket on the bottom not an N type?
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The outer part of the male connectors are the same between an N connector and a UHF/PL259. The difference in the center pin. If the N won't fit, then it's entirely possible the antenna has a UHF type connector.

So, either get the right connector or a bigger hammer, your choice.
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Here's what N connectors look like...
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Read...

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...especially the bit where it says "Connector - SO239"
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Moonraker ads show some models with N connectors and some with SO-239. You can always get an adapter if you don't want to change connecters on the coax.
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