Just looking around at various rigs online for a fiend. Lots of them look really attractive TS-480, K2, K3, FT-450D, FT-950, IC-78, FT-897 to name just a few...
These rigs are mostly HF, albeit some are also VHF/UHF capable. Yet the antenna connector used is usually either PL259, or SO239. Both mentioned connectors are known UHF.
- What is the rationale behind having a UHF connector attached to an (essentially) HF rig?
- Is it merely a matter of cost/convenience as listed in Pros/cons of the PL259/SO239 connector (M type)??