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[Ham-80211] Re: ham-80211 Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2

va7aa va7aa at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 7 20:36:47 UTC 2005


 It is best that you buy the proper "reverse smc connector" (the type that
probably fits on the WAP11) or pigtail. These goofy reverse connetors were
designed to discourage experimeters from extending the range of Part15
equipment. Remember that feedline losses at 2.4 gig and above are high
enough without the losses of incorrect or mickey moused installation. A
quick Google search "reverse SMC"  gives dozens of companies that sell these
reverse SMC criimp on connectors... I suggest you dig out the credit card
and order a couple.. they are not that expensive. I also suggest you use
LMR195 to minimize feedline losses and keep your runs as short as
possible.... under a couple of feet. If longer runs are needed use LMR 400
but you will need some Type N connectors and adaptors.  DO NOT be tempted to
use any PL259 connectors or adaptors... they are unsuitable for frequencies
above 450mhz... Above 450mhz always use "N" type...


Looks like they sell pigtails too...

Good luck


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Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:37:40 -0600
From: "Jack Taylor" <jack at n7oo.com>
Subject: [Ham-80211] WAP11 antenna pigtail?
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Due to the oddball coax fittings on the WAP11's, pigtails
are kinda costly.  Has anyone modified the existing antenna
so's to make their own pigtail?  I've not broke mine apart
but it appears one could reuse the existing fitting on the antenna by
adding a new chunk of coax to it with an N fitting on the
opposite end.

73 de Jack  -  N7OO


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