I recently posted a fun find on Instagram. It is an SO239 female/female chassis connector. Almost immediately, I started getting questions asking where to find them. Ebay ofcourse!
‘I have two different projects where these chassis connectors will be useful. The old FT-891 gobox project, and the FT-817/FT818 AIO project. I thought I would give these budget chassis mounts a try, since I was ordering something else from that same seller. Doesn’t hurt to try anyway.
UHF Female to UHF Female Bulkhead Adaptor with Square Flange
Flange dimensions 25mm x 25mm, Mounting hole diameter : 3.5 mm (Counter Sunk), Mounting hole spacing : 18 mm x 18 mm, Overall length 35mm
These days it is pretty difficult to find these small speciality components here in Finland, so sharing these little treasure finds is a good idea. Especially when the budget option works out ok. Of course I could get Amphenol connectors from Mouser, but only at a ridiculous price. I don’t need a batch of 20, so I’ll give these a try.
You can find these chassis connectors from ebay (http://ebay.us/Md0Dvn). Shipping was reasonable, and they arrived in about 2 weeks. I don’t have any long term testing done with them yet, but the preliminary lookover, seems promising. The seller seems to be a Ham Radio Operator with callsign M0MAT. that certainly helps.
I noticed the shop also has Nother versions of their chassis connector.