I have recently started working with software-defined radio, and have replaced some connectors on RG-58 coax in preference to using multiple adapters.
RG-58 BNC connectors seem to come in three flavours:
I opted for clamp because:
- They were cheap on ebay
- They didn't require any special tools to assemble
- I have found twist-on connectors troublesome
I struggled to find consistent specifications even from the same manufacturer, but all three seem to be available in a range of contact materials and work up to 4GHz. I can't find VSWR information for all three types to compare.
Crimps are quicker to assemble, but I don't have a tool.
So outside of the consideration of cost and east of assembly, are there any differences between the three types?