VC404 The Standard

From: R. Stricklin <>
Date: Fri Jul 17 19:47:57 1998

On Sat, 18 Jul 1998, Tony Duell wrote:

> > The BNC is short for BayoNet Connector, meaning it's like some of the old snap on
> Entire articles have been written on the name of the BNC (and the related
> TNC) connector.
> I believe that the 'N' and 'C' stand for the names of the designers -
> it's Bayonet Neil Concelman or something like that. TNC is the threaded
> version, screw lock.

The origin of the name 'BNC' is unclear. There are many folk etymologies
and I believe the definitive word is that it doesn't necessarily stand for

Another popular expansion is "Bayonet Nut Connect".

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