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

Jack Taylor jack at n7oo.com
Wed Sep 7 20:06:43 UTC 2005


Thanks for the pointer Richard.  I just checked these guys
out and they have a $100 minimum order :-(  I've ordered
RP TNC pigtails before with a N female connector in the past,
but the least expensive 18 inch cable I've found today is a special
order at $30, sigh.  I suppose I can use a N barrel adaptor
but was wanting to avoid that.

Meanwhile I've disassembled the WAP11 antenna and found
it to be a simple half-wave affair stuffed up inside its plastic
container.  There's enough mini coax available from the original
RP fitting to attach to a 'standard fitting', so we shall see.

73 de Jack

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "va7aa" <va7aa at shaw.ca>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:36 PM
Subject: [Ham-80211] Re: ham-80211 Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2


> Jack...
>
>  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...
>
> http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/connectors/connectors_rp_tnc.php
>
> Looks like they sell pigtails too...
>
> Good luck
>
> Richard
> VA7AA
>
>
>
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> 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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