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

Jack Taylor jack at n7oo.com
Wed Sep 7 20:36:21 UTC 2005


Thanks for the pointer Walt.

73 de Jack

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "DuBose Walt Civ AETC CONS/LGCA" <Walt.DuBose at RANDOLPH.AF.MIL>
To: "'TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11'"
<ham-80211 at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:23 PM
Subject: RE: [Ham-80211] Re: ham-80211 Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2


> Try www.fab-corp.com and tell them you are a ham radio operator doind HSMM
> things and you will probably get a 5% or better discount on some items.
> There are several hams working at Fab Corp and one of the owners is a ham
> and works with HSMM
>
> Walt/K5YFW
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ham-80211-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:ham-80211-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Jack Taylor
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:07 PM
> To: TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11
> Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] Re: ham-80211 Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2
>
>
> 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>
> To: <ham-80211 at lists.tapr.org>
> 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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> > Subject: ham-80211 Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2
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> >    1. WAP11 antenna pigtail? (Jack Taylor)
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:37:40 -0600
> > From: "Jack Taylor" <jack at n7oo.com>
> > Subject: [Ham-80211] WAP11 antenna pigtail?
> > To: "TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11"
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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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