ATS3 antenna connectors
- Another option besides RCA is to use a coaxial power jack/plug for the
I think that this was Steve KD1JV's idea, that he either posted to
this group or some other. I would just make sure that if you go this
route to ensure that it significantly different in size from your
actual power connector on the rig, as you might not want to plug the
DC supply into the front end of the rig ;-). This reminds me of the
Ten-Tec Argonault 509 which has RCAs on the back pretty much for
everything and required much care when hooking it up in low light
conditions for the above reasons.
P.S. I have even thought about using TV cable F-type connectors but
concluded that since the center-pin is actually the center conductor
of the coax that this might not be a great a idea for a pack/field due
to the fact that you could easily bend or damage it. I suppose one
could keep the ends of the coax mated to a jack while in transit to
prevent damage. Certainly these things are ubiquitous and cheap and
decent quality ones are rated into the GHZ range.
--- In AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com, J. Haynes <eggs.4.iggs@...> wrote:
> Excellent precis.
> RCAs (pin jacks here in JA) might be my next chapter. I've used BNCs
mostly because they seem more 'radio-ey' but RCAs seem just simpler.