• MPD Digital Pl-259 Jumper Cable - Milspec RG-213 Cable for Ham and CB Radio Coaxial Transmission Antenna Line Gmrs Repeater and Base M17/163A RG-213/U - 10 Feet - Made in The U.S.A.
MPD Digital Pl-259 Jumper Cable - Milspec RG-213 Cable for Ham and CB Radio Coaxial Transmission Antenna Line Gmrs Repeater and Base M17/163A RG-213/U - 10 Feet - Made in The U.S.A.

MPD Digital Pl-259 Jumper Cable - Milspec RG-213 Cable for Ham and CB Radio Coaxial Transmission Antenna Line Gmrs Repeater and Base M17/163A RG-213/U - 10 Feet - Made in The U.S.A.

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  • Outer jacket material: flexible UV proof frappe, outer diameter: .405 (10.3mm) nom., SRL: per MIL-C-17/74 - foam dielectric aids flexibility
  • Made in the U.S.A. By FCC licensed ham radio operators - swept with bird site hawk sk-4000 TO assure VSWR less than 1: 1.35
  • Assembled by MPD Digital - a DoD supplier - in our ga facility using milspec components
  • This low loss coaxial transmission line can be used in almost any application where good handling characteristics, improved shielding, and low loss is required
  • 1 year replacement for defects on all MPD Digital cable assemblies from date of purchase.

Customer Reviews

Durable and sturdy. Well made with extra shielding.It's nice and sturdy, should hold up to the weather for many years. I wish it would bend a little more, but this is probably the tradeoff you have to make if you want a durable, extra shielded cable. 5Uses Chinese Made PL-259 Connectors, Cable Type Printing Wears Off Easily, Contradicting DescriptionThe "MPD Digital (TM) USA Made Ham CB Radio GMRS Repeater Transmission MILSPEC M17/ 163A RG-213/U (RG8/U) Coaxial Cable with UHF PL259 Connectors, 12 inches ", I having two products of like nature from MPD, the older of the two being lightly used between transmitter and SWR meter,... to being placed in storage when not in use, is a disappointing, if not marginal product given the high level of promoting by MPD (Times Microwave) relative to product component selection, product design, to manufacturing processes and procedures.i) The advertised description for this coax cable is a contradiction. This RF related product is either an RG-213/U or RG-8/U and not both types of RF transmission cable simultaneously. When measured at 50MHz, the Velocity of Propagation (VP) for Foam High Density Polyethylene (FHDPE) dielectric RG-213/U is 66% with 1.5dB loss/100ft where as FHDPE dielectric RG-8/U, the VP is 85% with 1.2dB loss/100ft.ii) The cable ends do not use high grade Amphenol, PL-259 connectors as they did in the past for this product line, the MPD cable received most recently from Kimberly Distribution, being produced with cheap and short (function of cost reducing engineering to basic disrespect, presuming the end user will not know the difference), Chinese made PL-259 connectors (see photo) and per such, have a smaller mating surface with the coax cable, thus less robust attachment.iii) The cable markings for product type, e.g. RG-213/U, are not of a permanent nature, the printing being neither molded into the cable outer jacket or laser burned, the label wearing off with ease from cleaning or use (see photo). Because of such low persistent printing method, less I check the purchase order or some other user is tasked, cannot properly determine with any great assurance, cable type (RF properties), thus VP (velocity of propagation), signal loss, SWR,... As a side note, since the printing on the outer jacket of the coax cable is easy to remove (not permanent), leaving no other identifiers present (mystery cable), that this electrical product maybe considered contraband per contract, code and insurance underwriters for applications in which UL standards compliant electrical components e.g. DoD, Hospitals, Schools, Civil Defense, Fire and Police,... are required or mandated.iv) The 12" inch (1' ft) coax cables by MPD (Times Microwave) from current to past are not consistent in overall length as seen from simple side by side compassion (see photo and arrogantly rotated by disrespectful Amazon). There seeming to be some manufacturing (procedural and process controls) confusion at MPD relative to how to make consistent measurements (cuts) of the product e.g. is the coax conductor measured to 12" or the entire path length (connector end point to connector end point) is measured to 12".The MPD (Time Microwave) cable with contradicting advertising along with low end build quality is an indication that the leadership at MPD has prioritized cutting corners on raw component selection and manufacturing methods for the sake of cost reduction and or higher margins and earnings, as appose to being driven to manufacture a high end and excellent analytical product for discriminating customers. Remember: "do a job, big or small, do it right, or not at all".Less processes and procedures are adjusted and rigorously adhered to by Times Microwave (MPD), do not recommend this coax cable, from contradicting description thus EE (Electrical Engineering) properties, to raw component selection thus ultimately integrated build quality to product assurance and type, for demanding and disciplined RF applications.Minus 0.25 for inconsistent process and procedure for measuring total cable path length.Minus 0.25 for contradicting product description, thus electrical (RF) properties of the coax cable.Minus 0.50 for using Chinese made PL-259 connectors rather than high grade Amphenol connectors like in the past.Minus 1.0 for having easy to remove, non permanent type markings (printing) on the transmission coax cable jacket.Park McGrawJPL, Spacecraft Soldering Course CertifiedExperimental Physicist, Former US Navy, NASA FellowFormer CEO Class C Electrical Contracting Firm, Life Safety IndustryFormer Instructor, Basic Electricity and Electronics, University of Hawai`i HiloFormer Member Technical Staff and Process Engineering Mgr, Laser and Sensor Products Center, Northrop Grumman (Space Park) 3A better option for base station useCoaxial cable is one thing that is neglected on two-way radios. Often people "cheap out" on the cable, and then blame the antenna or the radio itself for mediocre performance. Generally speaking, the thicker that coax is, the less loss you will see. Thin, highly flexible cable might be necessary for car installations, but you have to realise that a significant amount of your signal is being lost, and that noise is entering.For VHF/UHF use, such as your Baofeng or Puxing hand-held ham radios, this is even more important. The cable losses increase as the frequency increases. Anything less than RG-8 or RG-8X cable is like a piece of wet string; it will "work", but not well.RG-213 coax is your best choice for base or marine use. Beyond that, better quality cables get really expensive and really stiff. RG-213 is *still* fairly stiff, and you will probably want a short piece of RG-8X to connect from the radio to the RG-213 to minimise strain on the antenna jack. This will also keep the RG-213 from being flexed, which it does not like.The cable comes in a coil, and you will need to unwind it and lay it out straight for a day or so before using it. If you don't, the wires inside will break and you will throw away your money. Unwind it carefully, and don't bend it back and forth. It's not going to get more flexible by doing that. When you install it, avoid tight turns or use short lengths of RG-8X for those cases. For this reason, you may want to get two *shorter* lengths of RG-213 and a few UHF female/female barrel connectors for the RG-8X coaxial cable.If you are having interference issues with neighbours (e.g, their televisions or phones) better coaxial cable is your best first move to remedy the problem. Better RF grounding, while being the obvious remedy, is not always feasible. 4Low-price, low lossI use a short segment of this connected to a UHF/VHF omni at the end of a 50' LMR-400 run. I was torn between RG-213 and LMR-400 Ultra Flex, but the UF is still a bit too inflexible for where the cable needs to go. At 7', the RG-213 is short enough that loss isn't a significant factor. Highly recommended product, highly recommended vendor. 5Low loss low noiseVery nice cable. Flexibility is pretty good considering the thickness of the cable. Well made and at the exact length I ordered. I also noticed how quiet my radio is now using this. A lot less RF interference. From now on I will only use MPD Digital cable!! 5Great cableI recently upgraded my home HF station from a random wire to an MFJ 1788 STL antenna. My living situation necessitates an all-indoor antenna farm, with the loop positioned about 60 feet from the shack. Between the distance, wanting to squeeze every bit of performance from the 1788's less-efficient lower bands (30/40m), and the need to slink the cable around corners (physical flexibility required), I opted to upgrade from rg-58 to rg-213 cabling. The results with this cable are excellent. 5Connector FailedThe coax was working well for six months or so. When I recently unscrewed the PL-259 from my radio, the entire connector came off the coax. The crimp sleeve slid off and the center conductor came completely out of the connector. There was solder on the inner pin of the connector, but it never reached the wire itself, so only the crimp sleeve was holding the wire in, and apparently the crimp sleeve wasn't crimped very well. 1Excellent quality coax, connectorsI ordered this coax for Amateur Radio use. RG-213 is rugged coax, much better than many of the air dielectric cables which are actually somewhat fragile. It is double shielded. The connectors are first quality and their installation appears first class. The price is very competitive. I have no connection with browning but I have come to respect their quality products and the value they provide. I have several of their antenna mounts and they are by far the best I have ever seen. In my 40+ years as a ham I learned long ago you buy the best because it lasts. I will confirm the specs on the cable and post any issues here when I get a chance, but I can tell from the packaging, connected quality, weight, and feel the manufacturer intended to deliver a first class product and spared no expense in doing so.I have bought other coax on Amazon but this was the most impressive so far re packaging. I never buy coax on ebay, been burned too often. This piece is intended to allow me to run my qrp cw rig by the pool but I may someday want to run higher power or use it for another antenna run to the shack. I probably own 3000 feet of coax installed at various sites but had none to spare nearby, so it was either gas or coax.The coax arrived in a sturdy box, it was sealed in moisture proof plastic bagging, and uniformly coiled and bound with quality cable ties. It's obvious the manufacturer takes good care of their inventory and this assembly is not made in someone's garage!W7CCE 5Good quality cableI got this cable as all-purpose hookup cable for HF/VHF/UHF. Overkill? Yes a bit. The RG-213 is beefy and low-loss just like it should be. The connectors are well placed, my only complaint is the "strain relief" heat shrink that they put on the ends is a joke and just slides right off. Also, the shipping box was packed loosely so the cable bounced around a bunch in the packaging. Otherwise no issues. The cable works well, connectors are good, and the loss is low. Can't really ask for much more. 4Poor Quality Assembly of Connectors. DO NOT RECOMMENDDuring the final step in antenna installation the PL-259 connector dropped off with minimal pressure applied rendering this product useless. Close examination revealed poor or non-existent solder connection with center core of cable. Amazon return policy has expired. Have several other cables purchased from this company which seems to be holding up, but now I have doubts as to their quality. Will have to check with company to see if their is any recourse.and go to the hassle and expense of a return. DO NOT RECOMMEND.Replaced by cables from DX Engineering and no issues. 1
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.ae, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
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  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
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  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Description
  • Outer jacket material: flexible UV proof frappe, outer diameter: .405 (10.3mm) nom., SRL: per MIL-C-17/74 - foam dielectric aids flexibility
  • Made in the U.S.A. By FCC licensed ham radio operators - swept with bird site hawk sk-4000 TO assure VSWR less than 1: 1.35
  • Assembled by MPD Digital - a DoD supplier - in our ga facility using milspec components
  • This low loss coaxial transmission line can be used in almost any application where good handling characteristics, improved shielding, and low loss is required
  • 1 year replacement for defects on all MPD Digital cable assemblies from date of purchase.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Durable and sturdy. Well made with extra shielding.It's nice and sturdy, should hold up to the weather for many years. I wish it would bend a little more, but this is probably the tradeoff you have to make if you want a durable, extra shielded cable. 5Uses Chinese Made PL-259 Connectors, Cable Type Printing Wears Off Easily, Contradicting DescriptionThe "MPD Digital (TM) USA Made Ham CB Radio GMRS Repeater Transmission MILSPEC M17/ 163A RG-213/U (RG8/U) Coaxial Cable with UHF PL259 Connectors, 12 inches ", I having two products of like nature from MPD, the older of the two being lightly used between transmitter and SWR meter,... to being placed in storage when not in use, is a disappointing, if not marginal product given the high level of promoting by MPD (Times Microwave) relative to product component selection, product design, to manufacturing processes and procedures.i) The advertised description for this coax cable is a contradiction. This RF related product is either an RG-213/U or RG-8/U and not both types of RF transmission cable simultaneously. When measured at 50MHz, the Velocity of Propagation (VP) for Foam High Density Polyethylene (FHDPE) dielectric RG-213/U is 66% with 1.5dB loss/100ft where as FHDPE dielectric RG-8/U, the VP is 85% with 1.2dB loss/100ft.ii) The cable ends do not use high grade Amphenol, PL-259 connectors as they did in the past for this product line, the MPD cable received most recently from Kimberly Distribution, being produced with cheap and short (function of cost reducing engineering to basic disrespect, presuming the end user will not know the difference), Chinese made PL-259 connectors (see photo) and per such, have a smaller mating surface with the coax cable, thus less robust attachment.iii) The cable markings for product type, e.g. RG-213/U, are not of a permanent nature, the printing being neither molded into the cable outer jacket or laser burned, the label wearing off with ease from cleaning or use (see photo). Because of such low persistent printing method, less I check the purchase order or some other user is tasked, cannot properly determine with any great assurance, cable type (RF properties), thus VP (velocity of propagation), signal loss, SWR,... As a side note, since the printing on the outer jacket of the coax cable is easy to remove (not permanent), leaving no other identifiers present (mystery cable), that this electrical product maybe considered contraband per contract, code and insurance underwriters for applications in which UL standards compliant electrical components e.g. DoD, Hospitals, Schools, Civil Defense, Fire and Police,... are required or mandated.iv) The 12" inch (1' ft) coax cables by MPD (Times Microwave) from current to past are not consistent in overall length as seen from simple side by side compassion (see photo and arrogantly rotated by disrespectful Amazon). There seeming to be some manufacturing (procedural and process controls) confusion at MPD relative to how to make consistent measurements (cuts) of the product e.g. is the coax conductor measured to 12" or the entire path length (connector end point to connector end point) is measured to 12".The MPD (Time Microwave) cable with contradicting advertising along with low end build quality is an indication that the leadership at MPD has prioritized cutting corners on raw component selection and manufacturing methods for the sake of cost reduction and or higher margins and earnings, as appose to being driven to manufacture a high end and excellent analytical product for discriminating customers. Remember: "do a job, big or small, do it right, or not at all".Less processes and procedures are adjusted and rigorously adhered to by Times Microwave (MPD), do not recommend this coax cable, from contradicting description thus EE (Electrical Engineering) properties, to raw component selection thus ultimately integrated build quality to product assurance and type, for demanding and disciplined RF applications.Minus 0.25 for inconsistent process and procedure for measuring total cable path length.Minus 0.25 for contradicting product description, thus electrical (RF) properties of the coax cable.Minus 0.50 for using Chinese made PL-259 connectors rather than high grade Amphenol connectors like in the past.Minus 1.0 for having easy to remove, non permanent type markings (printing) on the transmission coax cable jacket.Park McGrawJPL, Spacecraft Soldering Course CertifiedExperimental Physicist, Former US Navy, NASA FellowFormer CEO Class C Electrical Contracting Firm, Life Safety IndustryFormer Instructor, Basic Electricity and Electronics, University of Hawai`i HiloFormer Member Technical Staff and Process Engineering Mgr, Laser and Sensor Products Center, Northrop Grumman (Space Park) 3A better option for base station useCoaxial cable is one thing that is neglected on two-way radios. Often people "cheap out" on the cable, and then blame the antenna or the radio itself for mediocre performance. Generally speaking, the thicker that coax is, the less loss you will see. Thin, highly flexible cable might be necessary for car installations, but you have to realise that a significant amount of your signal is being lost, and that noise is entering.For VHF/UHF use, such as your Baofeng or Puxing hand-held ham radios, this is even more important. The cable losses increase as the frequency increases. Anything less than RG-8 or RG-8X cable is like a piece of wet string; it will "work", but not well.RG-213 coax is your best choice for base or marine use. Beyond that, better quality cables get really expensive and really stiff. RG-213 is *still* fairly stiff, and you will probably want a short piece of RG-8X to connect from the radio to the RG-213 to minimise strain on the antenna jack. This will also keep the RG-213 from being flexed, which it does not like.The cable comes in a coil, and you will need to unwind it and lay it out straight for a day or so before using it. If you don't, the wires inside will break and you will throw away your money. Unwind it carefully, and don't bend it back and forth. It's not going to get more flexible by doing that. When you install it, avoid tight turns or use short lengths of RG-8X for those cases. For this reason, you may want to get two *shorter* lengths of RG-213 and a few UHF female/female barrel connectors for the RG-8X coaxial cable.If you are having interference issues with neighbours (e.g, their televisions or phones) better coaxial cable is your best first move to remedy the problem. Better RF grounding, while being the obvious remedy, is not always feasible. 4Low-price, low lossI use a short segment of this connected to a UHF/VHF omni at the end of a 50' LMR-400 run. I was torn between RG-213 and LMR-400 Ultra Flex, but the UF is still a bit too inflexible for where the cable needs to go. At 7', the RG-213 is short enough that loss isn't a significant factor. Highly recommended product, highly recommended vendor. 5Low loss low noiseVery nice cable. Flexibility is pretty good considering the thickness of the cable. Well made and at the exact length I ordered. I also noticed how quiet my radio is now using this. A lot less RF interference. From now on I will only use MPD Digital cable!! 5Great cableI recently upgraded my home HF station from a random wire to an MFJ 1788 STL antenna. My living situation necessitates an all-indoor antenna farm, with the loop positioned about 60 feet from the shack. Between the distance, wanting to squeeze every bit of performance from the 1788's less-efficient lower bands (30/40m), and the need to slink the cable around corners (physical flexibility required), I opted to upgrade from rg-58 to rg-213 cabling. The results with this cable are excellent. 5Connector FailedThe coax was working well for six months or so. When I recently unscrewed the PL-259 from my radio, the entire connector came off the coax. The crimp sleeve slid off and the center conductor came completely out of the connector. There was solder on the inner pin of the connector, but it never reached the wire itself, so only the crimp sleeve was holding the wire in, and apparently the crimp sleeve wasn't crimped very well. 1Excellent quality coax, connectorsI ordered this coax for Amateur Radio use. RG-213 is rugged coax, much better than many of the air dielectric cables which are actually somewhat fragile. It is double shielded. The connectors are first quality and their installation appears first class. The price is very competitive. I have no connection with browning but I have come to respect their quality products and the value they provide. I have several of their antenna mounts and they are by far the best I have ever seen. In my 40+ years as a ham I learned long ago you buy the best because it lasts. I will confirm the specs on the cable and post any issues here when I get a chance, but I can tell from the packaging, connected quality, weight, and feel the manufacturer intended to deliver a first class product and spared no expense in doing so.I have bought other coax on Amazon but this was the most impressive so far re packaging. I never buy coax on ebay, been burned too often. This piece is intended to allow me to run my qrp cw rig by the pool but I may someday want to run higher power or use it for another antenna run to the shack. I probably own 3000 feet of coax installed at various sites but had none to spare nearby, so it was either gas or coax.The coax arrived in a sturdy box, it was sealed in moisture proof plastic bagging, and uniformly coiled and bound with quality cable ties. It's obvious the manufacturer takes good care of their inventory and this assembly is not made in someone's garage!W7CCE 5Good quality cableI got this cable as all-purpose hookup cable for HF/VHF/UHF. Overkill? Yes a bit. The RG-213 is beefy and low-loss just like it should be. The connectors are well placed, my only complaint is the "strain relief" heat shrink that they put on the ends is a joke and just slides right off. Also, the shipping box was packed loosely so the cable bounced around a bunch in the packaging. Otherwise no issues. The cable works well, connectors are good, and the loss is low. Can't really ask for much more. 4Poor Quality Assembly of Connectors. DO NOT RECOMMENDDuring the final step in antenna installation the PL-259 connector dropped off with minimal pressure applied rendering this product useless. Close examination revealed poor or non-existent solder connection with center core of cable. Amazon return policy has expired. Have several other cables purchased from this company which seems to be holding up, but now I have doubts as to their quality. Will have to check with company to see if their is any recourse.and go to the hassle and expense of a return. DO NOT RECOMMEND.Replaced by cables from DX Engineering and no issues. 1
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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