FM Antenna Connector and FM Antenna Adapter Guide
For most people, identifying the connector needed for their FM receiver, tuner, or radio is going to be easy as there are those most common:
F Antenna Connector
If you have a threaded antenna receptacle, you will need the screw-on F or you can choose to use the quick or push on F connector. There is no such thing as a push-on F receptacle or jack, the push-on F or quick F is only made for the screw-on F receptacle. If your stereo or tuner has a smooth connector with a tube in the middle, it probably needs a PAL female connector which is shown below.
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PAL Antenna Connector
If your stereo has a smooth, non-threaded FM antenna receptacle you will need a PAL female antenna adapter. The PAL connector is also known as a Belling-Lee connector and in Europe sometimes as a Kok connector.
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300 Ohm Transformer
If your FM stereo has 2 screws or spring clips, you need a 300 ohm transformer. The 300 ohm input is usually found on older, vintage FM tuners and FM receivers or newer shelf systems that are lower priced. For the 75 ohm inputs on the 2 following antenna inputs you can strip the coax and use the center conductor on one and the shielding braid on the other as you don’t actually need a transformer on that input. Old units will have standard screws for 300 ohms (not pictured) and may or may not have the option of 75 ohms.
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1/8″ Antenna Plug
Many portable radios with FM have an FM antenna input that is the same size as a headphone jack. It requires a 3.5 mm or 1/8′” connector. New Bose Wave radios also require a 1/8″ FM antenna adapter (older Bose units used screw on F FM antenna adapter ).
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