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BNC work well, make a positive connection, and are simple to crimp. I would suggest that you purchase a pigtail rather than manufacturing one because the SMA connectors are a beast to crimp. As far as the cables themselves, provided they are still in good shape, both RG-58 used by 10Base2 and RG-8 used by 10Base5 are 50 ohm impedance coax, which is exactly ...


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BNC is fine. SMA is probably more common in this application, but BNC is widely available, and easier to swap around than SMA. Since this is receive-only and the pigtail will be short, coax loss isn't a real concern either — you probably want to choose something fairly thin and flexible to minimize the stress on the fragile MCX connector.


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