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PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

$12.99

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Model # 3757747 | Mfg # PL-259-CP-G

Product Description

Unlike any other coax connectors, these patented winners of three innovation awards eliminate measuring and stripping insulation, crimping tools and solder guns, so you can make professional-quality connections in seconds with just a pair of needle-nose pliers. Can be used for VHF connections.

Specs

PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

Type Connectors

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (26)
  • Durable (13)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Waterproof (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (16)
  • Large boats (10)
  • Indoor (8)
  • Outdoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Advanced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super easy and positive cable connection without fire!

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well....Read complete review

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well. I can clearly communicate with other vessels several miles away. I feel more confident in this style connection than I did with my previous soldered connection. I would not hesitate to recommend this or use one again in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Innovative design but problem with threads

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it...Read complete review

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it felt slightly cross-threaded and did not snug up very well. Read a similar review on another site while I was troubleshooting. Probably a manufacturing issue with the threads on the brass parts.

Reviewed by 30 customers

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3.0

practical connector but pls fix thread!

By Hortensia

from Miami, Fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

      two out of three I have installed had difficulty starting thread. Otherwise it would be an exceptional product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Easy to Install Connector

      By Radomeray

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Not Weather Resistant

      Best Uses

      • Indoor

      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

      I used this connector for the final connection of the antenna to the radio inside the boat where it is protected from the weather. I used the solder-on type of connector for the connections on and inside the mast where they are exposed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This worked perfect , could not believe how easy it was

      By Chuck

      from Branford Yachet Club

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          Very good

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent product,fast n easy

          By Wild Bill

          from Tallahassee FL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Reliable
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Large Boats
          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          Super easy to install

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Jim

          from Chocowinity, NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Reliable
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

            Antenna connection to the marine radio needed repair. This Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax was just what I needed and as I stated earlier, easy to install.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I recommend this product

            By Bob

            from Aromas, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Large Boats
              • Outdoor
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

              exceptionally quick and easy to install.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Works so much easier than the soldered systemQ

              By Papa Don

              from Punta Gorda

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                  Very easy to install

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Would buy again

                  By Harry G.

                  from Sarasota,Fl

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reliable
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                    Easier to install than Solder connector alternative.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Not worth the extra money

                    By Gordo

                    from Tampa FL area

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Poorly Designed
                    • The tangs break off way too easily when crimping

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                    Crimping tangs break off way too easily

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I would recommend

                    By RELAX-N

                    from St. Petersburg, Fl

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                      Great product

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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