I bought a batch of Barenco 259s amongst others and I am mightily impressed,
very chunky, very smooth and not expensive.

David, G3UNA

> 
>     On 11 October 2016 at 22:50 Dave G3WGN M6O <da...@aslinvc.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>     Not oddball in EU, nor expensive. Good quality ones are available from
>     Kabel-Kusch in Germany and Barenco in UK:
> 
>    
> http://www.barenco.co.uk/uhf-line-socket-so239-jacks-rg213-clamp-top-hat-compression-body-solder-pin-165425.
>     China RF do some good ones via Fleabay too.
>     We use these extensively in our 6Gs DXpeditions, together with compression
>     type PL259s. A side benefit is that it's easy to terminate the coax feed
>     from multiple station in female connectors (forming a 'patch panel' in
>     effect) so there is zero risk of cross-coupling 2 stations.
>     My own station has mostly been converted to compression types; but there
> are
>     Amphenols in there too. Motivation to change? Ease of waterproofing the
>     compression types.
>     Just my 2 pence/2c,
>     73, David G3WGN M6O WJ6O
> 
> 
> 
>     Josh Fiden wrote
>     > Cable mount female UHF is an oddball and expensive. To avoid barrels, I
>     > use type N female cable mount which are common.
>     >
>     > 73,
>     > Josh W6XU
>     >
>     > On 10/11/2016 3:52 AM, Nr4c wrote:
>     >> Why use barrels? Doesn't Amphenol or Pastornack make a female UHF
>     >> connector to put on cable end. For this specific use, a custom built
>     >> cable seems appropriate.
>     >
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