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[Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

Marlon K. Schafer ooe at odessaoffice.com
Mon Apr 30 04:28:28 UTC 2007

They make some decent rpsma rubber duckies.

Folks are, for the most part, correct about your coverage with a solution 
like that.  Especially inside a nice metal cage.

How far do you want to go?  Are you just hoping to get coverage when in the 
parking lot at a hotel along side the road?  Or do you want to reach into a 
building from a mile away?

One thing I'd suggest very strongly.  Whatever you do, stay away from the 
amps.  There's just too much noise out there these days.

Might want to pick up a 10' rg58u rpsma to n-m pigtail.  It'll require a 
very small hole.  5/16" or so.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob" <k8ys at fuse.net>
To: "'TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11'" 
<ham-80211 at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 5:02 PM
Subject: [Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

> Not exactly on a ham radio topic, but it may well be soon....
> I have a 802.11b/g card in a computer that I have dedicated to the motor
> home.... The card uses a SMA connector with a socket instead of a pin. I
> think that I need to get the antenna away from the computer case to get
> maximum range from the WiFi card.
> I am looking for suggestions for an antenna. I really do not want to
> drill a hole in the roof of the motor home, so I have been thinking
> about a "desktop dipole" as I have seen them called on eBay.
> If this works, there is a group that wants to build a WAN under FCC 97
> rules. The skeptics are telling me that I will never be able to get a
> signal strong enough out of a part 15 card to do any good.
> Bob K*YS
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