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

Model # 3757747Mfg # PL-259-CP-G

$12.99

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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.

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Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Durable (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (8)
  • Large boats (6)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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.

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5.0

Completely easy to use

By Ted

from Tallahassee, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

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:

    I was skeptical that this would work as well as the traditional soldered connector and that it was as easy as billed by the salesman. Wow, I had it installed and working on the radio within minutes with no problems. Very pleased with this- why solder anymore!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    works like a charm

    By Clydo

    from newbury, ma

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Outdoor
      • Small Boats

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

      Easy to install and easier than soldering! Works great!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The latest and greatest way to replace a coax connector easy

      By The Skipper

      from Michigan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        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
         
        4.0

        As simple as it gets

        By T

        from Citrus County, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Bought a used vessel, including the VHF radio. Was not able to transmit or receive, even marine weather stations. Disconnected the antenna and inserted a screw driver into the antenna hole, immediately received weather station. Replaced antenna connector with this device and radio works fine. Very simple to install.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Chris

              from Long island

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

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

                Easy install. Antenna works well. Hope it hOlds up.

                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By Agman73

                from NC

                About Me Beginner

                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:

                    This connector was very easy to install and works better than the solder connector.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Marine radio conector

                    By Baycmark

                    from Bay city mich

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I had bad radio output until I put new part on

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Super easy and positive cable connection without fire!

                        By vessel name "Mazzi Girl"

                        from Eugene Oregon

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Boats
                          • Small Boats

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

                          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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Works great! Just be careful putting on antenna lead

                          By John

                          from Jensen beach Florida

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Install
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Boats
                            • 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
                             
                            3.0

                            Innovative design but problem with threads

                            By Mako Guy

                            from Palm Beach, FL

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • No Soldering
                            • No Wire Stripping

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Install

                            Best Uses

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

                              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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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