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[Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

Marlon K. Schafer ooe at odessaoffice.com
Mon Apr 30 05:19:31 UTC 2007


IF I were you, I'd call up www.ecommwireless.com.  Talk to Mark Billits. 
Tell him I send you.  Order up a vehicle mount 7dB 2.4 gig omni with an 
lmr240 pigtail that already has an rpsma connector on it.  Less than $100 
and it'll make a LOT of difference for you.

As for the 7 mile footprint.  Let me know if I can be of some help.  I have 
a bit of experience with WiFi networks in an outdoor environment.

have fun!

----- 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 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: [Ham-80211] Reverse sma connectors?

> 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
> 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.
> marlon
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