I recently had the need to purchase a new 2/70 colinear antenna. The previous one had lasted 28 years, and survived being erected at three different properties.
I ordered one from a very well-known emporium (no advertising, I’m not on commission). I spoke to a very helpful person in the sales department. She took my order, and said she would include an N-type to SO239 adapter for free. She was quite taken aback when I said I would not need one as I would be fitting an N-type plug to the coax.
She said every antenna left the store with an adapter as using a PL259 on the coax was almost universal.
Is this the case? Is there something difficult about fitting the N-type plug? Please let me know what I am missing.
P.S. I was still sent an adapter. This is of such poor quality I would insult the bin if I threw it away. If I remember, I’ll bring it down to the shack so everyone can go “OOOOOOOH” at it.