Yeah, this one hasn't been waterproofed yet, and as luck would have it, it rained this morning... hopefully not too much damage done. I wanted to wait until I got it all dialed in before sealing it up.
Regarding the UHF connector... I do understand that 1090 is well above the intended use, but I've got a PL-259 on both ends of the LMR-400 and I feel, at least, that I'm pulling in some respectable numbers
. I wonder how much of a difference it actually makes when receiving low-power signals vs. transmitting high power "out of band." I probably will
end up with N in the long run, but don't have a means to crimp N at this time, and probably not going to invest in any additional tools. I have a lot of factory crimped LMR-400, mostly 100' lengths though, and would need to cut one end anyway to get it through the 1/4 holes to the ham shack.
Ordered the Pro Stick Plus last night, can't wait to see the results!