VHF deck gland ?

Boo2

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Hi,

I recently replaced the vhf arial and cable so have available the old one which still works. I was thinking of fitting it out as an emergency vhf arial but this would require that I take the old vhf cable through the deck. I don't really want a miscellaneous loop of wire with a pl259 socket dangling around on the deck so would ideally like to find a deck gland with a pl259 socket built in as well as a waterproof blanking plug for when it's not in use. Optimistic I know, but anyone know of such a thing ?

Thanks,

Boo2
 

MM5AHO

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I have my main antenna lead (I don't call it aerial unless its airborne) connected at the base of the mast using a N type plug and socket. Socket mounted on cabin roof, plug on lead that comes out of mast lower end. I have a spare blank plug for when the mast is off (winter). N types are far superior to PL259 / SO239, better match, better connection, higher rating, and waterproof. I add some grease in the socket for peace of mind too.
 
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