I think you missed the point. After WWII huge numbers of these
connectors were available because they were made for military use and
it was easy for commercial and private interests to obtain them and use
them. The amateur community is going to have a difficult time
generating a standard that sees widespread acceptance with lots of
availability purely because of limited economic impact.
Any future standard is going to have to also be made in huge numbers as
well. Otherwise it will never become a "standard". The only entity
today that can generate that kind of usage of a standard *will* be
The only other entity that had that kind of power for setting a
standard was the old Bell System. Look at the RJ-8 and RJ-45 standards
or even the N-connector. They were driven by usage in the telephone
systems. But the Bell System no longer exists and is no longer capable
of driving standards.
I'm not sure what RF connectors you are speaking of but if you go to
the Amphenol site even the SMC connector is based on a mil-spec
The phono connector will work at RF but it has many problems. It is not
a positive mechanical connection and is subject to corrosion affects.
Again, standards become standards because of a lot of use in a lot of
places. You would be better off looking for a standard bus arrangement
by looking at electronic equipment in the military. Those standards see
a lot of usage, they last for a long time, and there are typically
multiple suppliers. I know some of that equipment used plug-in cards
with a backplane.
On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:32:48 -0700
"Jerry Gaffke via Groups.Io" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Going from "the PL259 somehow got established as a standard in the