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Old 15th May 2019, 2:52 am   #1
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Default Miniature UHF Connector.

Anyone know where I could find a VHF rubber duck with integrated "miniature UHF" connection? (as opposed to using an adapter).
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Old 15th May 2019, 8:48 am   #2
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Default Re: miniature UHF connector

Possibly on Ebay?
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Old 15th May 2019, 9:17 pm   #3
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

What precisely do you mean by "Miniature UHF" connector?

Most of the handheld radios/mobile-phones I've come across in this century have used "SMA" type connectors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMA_connector

for their rubber-ducky antennas.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:10 pm   #4
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_UHF_connector
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Old 16th May 2019, 9:28 am   #5
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

Farnell do them.
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Old 16th May 2019, 2:46 pm   #6
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

are you sure its a mini-UHF, not a TNC?
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Old 16th May 2019, 4:08 pm   #7
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

I think the OP is after a VHF antenna ("rubber duck") for a portable transceiver, with a miniature UHF (or possiby TNC) connector on it.
Not just the connector.
The thread title is a bit misleading.
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Old 17th May 2019, 11:19 am   #8
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

I did have some TNC duckies (ex-home office stuff) somewhere, but I think they were low band,

It might be easier to replace the socket on the radio with a BNC!
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Old 17th May 2019, 12:12 pm   #9
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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

Its quite possible that someone here has an antenna that meets 'crestavega's requirements. Until we know what the connector is (and the frequency) all we can do is speculate.

I have seen at least three different type of connectors used on rubber ducks (where did that name come from I wonder?)

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Default Re: Miniature UHF Connector.

Reputedly coined by one of Kennedy's children in the late 50s, can't think of a more logical alternative.
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