RF Connectors-101….

RF Connectors-101

Within amateur radio we use many different types of RF connector or coax cable connector, whatever you want to call them. Everything from the familiar UHF connector through BNCs to N-types and many more.

Many rigs using bands up to 2 metres and sometimes 70cms widely use the UHF connector. Other applications use BNC connectors, and there may be a few other applications where N-types, SMAs, or even other types of connector are used.

It is often difficult to know what the different characteristics of all these connectors are, and which one is best for which application if one is left with a choice.

To help overcome this, we have put together a set of pages about a variety of different RF connectors