I foolishly wrote:
So that the connector would actually fit on the handle
or bracket of
cards mounted on tight spacing. F connectors are huge.
We talking about the same connector? F is the same
one used to TV RF.
Likely that's why they didn't use it (confuse 'net with video).
You're right of course, I was thinking of the PL-259 and SO-239
UHF connectors. Sorry.
PCI and ISA cards with F connectors (for purposes other than Ethernet) are
not uncommon; for instance, TV and FM tuner cards.