BNC/SMA adapter

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RS usually stocks an adapter CABLE with an SMA/M at one end and a BNC/F at the other end of a length of RG-174 mini co-axial cable that appears to be a couple feet long. It would be handy to hook up your portable scanner or HT to a base antenna without putting too much strain on the radio's SMA jack. The RS website has it backordered, not sure if it's in any of their stores. Retails for $15, here is stock number:
BNC Jack/SMA Plug Adapter Cable
Model: 19-043 | Catalog #: 19-043

I got some of the little metal adapters from an ebay vendor. There were lots of them when I looked last, just watch carefully for unusually high shipping charges from some vendors.

If you're going to get one for the `396 to use with a BNC antenna, then be sure to get an adapter that is:
SMA/Male (Plug) - to - BNC/Female (Jack). [Wait, if it's female, shouldn't it be "Jill"?]

Ebay had several types of adapters, so be sure to order one with the correct genders.

Good hunting.
\ Vern
 

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yeah i had the same problem with radio shack but it was for a 90 degree elbow bnc ... it seems lately they dont have crap at the stores around here.. ebay worked for me..
 

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thanks for the info. I thought about ebay but I wanted other opinions first. I will try to find a vender that carries them. I have the one that came with the scanner but I like to have extra itmes here. I guess I'm a little strange.
 

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mike_s104 said:
thanks for the info. I thought about ebay but I wanted other opinions first. I will try to find a vender that carries them. I have the one that came with the scanner but I like to have extra itmes here. I guess I'm a little strange.
grove has them 1800-438-8155
 

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I believe Tower Electronics, PL259.com has them.

What I did was bite the bullet and change the BNC connector on the antenna cable and crimped on the SMA model. Seems to have improved the reception - somewhat.
 

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ofd8001 said:
I believe Tower Electronics, PL259.com has them.

What I did was bite the bullet and change the BNC connector on the antenna cable and crimped on the SMA model. Seems to have improved the reception - somewhat.
that was an idea too, but I wanted to not use the connector on the scanner so if I did some how damage the connector, I could change it out. if I were leaving it in one place, I would have done that. I use it at work, home and in the car.
 

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Here's one that is similar to the one supplied by Uniden, but it's all black. Click here and it's the sixth one down from the top.
 
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