Coaxial RF connectors maintain the shielding of the coaxial cable, and are designed to work with radio frequencies. The fastening mechanism allows for high mating cycles and a reduction in the insertion force. UHF (or Ultra High Frequency) are frequencies between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This connectors utlizes the solder method for termination.
If performed properly, the solder method it is also one of the most reliable connections and can be used on cable with solid or stranded center conductors. If metals and plating of contacts and cable center conductors are compatible and solder-able, and, if the technician is skilled in this type of installation, solder connections can be expected to perform for long periods of use.