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flintstone mop
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 06:41:18 AM »

N- connectors are great for outside use. They are water proof and provide a more stable 50 ohm than the PL259's.

And ok on the phono jack. You are right on when there can be confusion between TX and RX and you are trying to connect in a dark rack.

The antenna switch seems to be a decision you will have to make. MFJ is cheap copies of branded stuff. Sometimes their items are just as good as the higher priced stuff. And you know what??? You see that little Antenna Analyzer EVERYWHERE...the entire whirl has them!!! It's not NIST quality, but gets the job done. I wouldn't be without one.


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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2012, 09:57:35 AM »

I only suggested muting the receiver because I have several rigs on an ANT switches.  When I fire up the 813 rig I peg the S meter on the FT102 so I disconnect it because I have no way to mute the receive section but my stand alone receivers I mute to protect as much as possible even though the ANT switch is a shorting type. There's enough RF in the system to get to the receivers.

I figure even with 100 dB isolation, you will still get a few mV of signal into the unselected rig. In my case, the unselected rig will always be off, so no problem.

Bobby Dipole ND9B
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