Interesting Info

The information below, came from general feedback from our customers and from the general Radio Data Modem world, including some of the projects we have worked on. If you have in snippets that may be of interest to our customers, we will be happy to include them on this list, Additionally, if you have a project in mind and need help, if we cannot help you directly, we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.



Melissa Latchem

The UHF connector used on many pieces of equipment was invented in the 1930s by an E Clark Quackenbush of Amphenol for use in the radio broadcast industry.

The PL259 which is a plug UHF connector, derives its name from its military part number as does WD40

The N type connector gets its name from the surname of its inventor Paul Neill who was working at Bell Laboritories, and it was the first connector that could handle true microwave performance

BNC stands for Bayonet-Neill-Concelman and TNC stands for Threaded-Neill-Concelman

The SMA connector used on the Satel 1870 stands for sub-miniature A and stems from the 1960s where is was designed for use with a semi rigid cable called RG-402. Similarly SMB is sub-miniature b, and was developed to make connecting and disconnecting easier. SMC (Sub-miniature C) was a further development for  high vibration installations as it is threaded rather than coupled


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