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Which connector to get for 1/4" Heliax LDF 150A cable?

I'm buying Diamond D 130J antenna, ad says UHF SO-239 connector, I'm upgrading coax from RG-58U to Heliax 1/4" LDF 150A cable

Here is the link to the antenna

I don't have clue which connectors to buy for it, to be able to use this type of cable. I'm using a PRO-96 scanner and this is supposed to be the best cable you can get for 800mhz frequencies.

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Get a PL 259, it is the male mate to the female so 239

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I have tried to adjust my squelch but all i hear is loud static in between transmissions

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  • If your getting transmissions then the receive is working.If your squelch is not adjusting out then it is possible your antenna, or the connector, is not working right. Hand held scanner antennas are the same across the board as for frequency use. The connector your antenna uses is a standard BNC connector. So your antenna is really universal which mean you don't have to go to Uniden and pay top dollar for their antenna.

  • Now it is possible the squelch knob is giving you trouble. but I would see if you can borrow an antenna just to try from anyone you know that has a hand held scanner. As long as their scanner works well with that antenna it should on yours too. If it don't then check the connector for the antenna on the scanner and make sure it is not loose. You can open the scanner and just eyeball the connections and make sure no soldier joints are not cold.

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