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SDR patch cords to connect base antenna

Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 18:13 PM

Hi,

I think I am headed in the right direction, but can anyone give me a good plan as far as connectors and lengths of jumpers for coax to hook a base antenna to the dongle?

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 5:30 AM

Those small SMA connectors are a bite to install without the proper tools and crimper, I use a SMA to SO239 adapter. I'm have a Diamond JM130 base antenna hooked to my SDRPlay RSP1, the coax is a lower quality brand LMR240 equivalent, it is fine to 25mhz but lacks if you want to go lower, going to make a balun and run a long wire to get a better reception for 25 and below.

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Post by 295 antenna » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:21 AM

I use this to connect to a base antenna but i only have recieve ...

DHT Electronics RF coaxial cable UHF female SO239 to MCX male right angle connector RG316 20CM


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Post by Blue Ox2 » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:32 PM

k, thanks guys. I'll see what happens when I get what I've ordered.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 13:08 PM

Yes I wasn't thinking those dongles use a different connector.

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Re: SDR patch cords to connect base antenna

Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 30 July 2017, 8:24 AM

295 antenna wrote:
Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:21 AM
I use this to connect to a base antenna but i only have recieve ...

DHT Electronics RF coaxial cable UHF female SO239 to MCX male right angle connector RG316 20CM
I got the correct cables and now have the SDR connected to the DR-Dipole and the Tram 1499 through the
MFJ Antenna/Transmitter Switch box.
Looking forward to seeing how this new set-up provides connectivity tonight, or tomorrow morning.

Keeping my fingers crossed for some exciting learning opportunities ahead.

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Post by 295 antenna » Sunday, 30 July 2017, 12:25 PM

great! good luck. have fun on the new toy ! I know i am


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Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 30 July 2017, 14:22 PM

So, the different software files in the SDR# program can be opened and utilized
through the dongl I hve now?
Or, do I need to get different dongles?
I know the Ham-up is different but not headed there yet.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 30 July 2017, 15:09 PM

The Ham_Up is an up-converter that lets the dongle see frequencies below 25mhz, I mainly have my SDR set on VHF frequencies to catch the 2m nets.

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Post by 295 antenna » Sunday, 30 July 2017, 21:15 PM

I dont really know. i wrote the support team for a manual and they sent me to this web site but i really didnt find much maybe youll have better luck


http://cubicsdr.readthedocs.io/en/latest/


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Re: SDR patch cords to connect base antenna

Post by pabxone » Monday, 31 July 2017, 15:17 PM

I'm just going down this exact same path myself.

I've just ordered one of these , I suspect it will do the trick
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Post by 295 antenna » Tuesday, 01 August 2017, 14:07 PM

Yes it will pabxone that is what i use.


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Re: SDR patch cords to connect base antenna

Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 02 August 2017, 5:16 AM

I got a couple of those. Figure I'll go into the folder and start clicking on a few
differnt files and see what happens.

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