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[Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

Bob k8ys at fuse.net
Mon Apr 30 04:50:45 UTC 2007

The current project, and the "test bed" system is located in my RV. Many
campgrounds offer WiFi access, and I have an access point at home so
that when the RV is home, it is part of my LAN. 
Right now, my signal is 49% to 61% and that link is not stable enough
using the supplied antennas.

The AP is a Linksys WRT54G with two fixed antennas, but the WiFi card
has a SMA-R connector.

I would think that just about any 2.4GHz antenna would be better than
the existing antenna on the card that is on the remote system.

After I am able to make the RV system work, my brother-in-law,
father-in-law and I would like to build a WiFi WAN with a 7 mile
footprint to start.

Bob K8YS 

-----Original Message-----
From: ham-80211-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:ham-80211-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 12:28 AM
To: TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11
Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

They make some decent rpsma rubber duckies.

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

How far do you want to go?  Are you just hoping to get coverage when in
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
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.



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