An F-connector for terminating the end of a coaxial drop cable includes a tubular post and fastening nut, along with a modified form of body member. The body member outer wall includes a series of annular ridges, and the end of the body member includes a beveled surface. The F-connector includes a collar assembly that incorporates a gripping ring. The collar assembly has a central passage for receiving the end of the coaxial cable. One end of the collar assembly has an internal bore of a diameter commensurate with the outer diameter of the body member; the internal bore also has annular ridges formed thereon which frictionally engage the ridges on the outer wall of the body member. A compression tool longitudinally compresses the collar assembly over the body member during installation, causing the beveled surface of the body member to cam the gripping ring inwardly toward the tubular post, securing the outer jacket and conductive braid of the coaxial cable therebetween.