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Re: Source for F to N/SO239 Adapters

"Steve Diggs, W4EPI" wrote:
> The Drake (at least the ones Mark Fossum got out of Japan recently) have a
> female F connector on the IF side. I doubt anyone who went to the trouble of
> building a high performance receive system would want to lose most of that
> signal by running either  RG58 or RG6 with an F connector on it down into
> their shack. Better to use the adapters I found and run LMR400 or similar
> and keep that precious signal strength.
> Regards,
> Steve Diggs, W4EPI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Walls [mailto:k6ccc@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 8:19 PM
> To: w4epi@mediaone.net
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Source for F to N/SO239 Adapters
> "Steve Diggs, W4EPI" wrote:
> > While at the Dalton, Georgia Hamfest this weekend, I found a source for F
> > male to N female and F male to SO239 adapters. ($4 US each) Anyone who has
> a
> > Drake 2880 is likely going to need one of these. Go to
> http://www.pl259.com.
> > Company name is Tower Electronics, and their phone number is (800)
> 662-3422.
> > Email address is kb9amm@juno.com.
> OK Steve, I'll bite, what am I going to need such adapters for my Drake?

Ok , so hopefully all of this comes out ok , I am now on the plus side of a
harddrive failure and am not sure I have all my stuff configured quite right so
hopefully this gets through....

So , what did I do for the IF output of the Drake ?  , well considering we are
not all that worried about loss ( should be more than enough to drive a
sensitive 2 meter rx input ) I removed the F connector and installed a bnc panel
mount female that I had in my parts supply , worked out fine and is nice for
quick disconnect .....

my 2 cents :)

now back to trying to install Sattrack :^P

Douglas Cole   N7BFS
AMSAT#26182 , K2 # 544
Registered Linux user # 188922
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