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Topic # 138706 14-Jan-2014 11:32 Send private message

Hi,

looking for a male MCX to ideally male BNC short lead or adaptor. Prefer Wellington collection but happy to pay for postage outside of town.

Thanks

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  Reply # 966704 14-Jan-2014 11:32 Send private message

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  Reply # 966723 14-Jan-2014 11:42 Send private message

Thats a bit of an odd mashup. Particular application in mind? (connectors can be dependant on signal range if you are talking HF/microwave etc) If you don't need it in a hurry lot of adaptors like this cheap from DX and ebay chinese sellers. Or gowifi have some well constructed low loss pigtails http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coax-ethernet-cables/premade-cables.html



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  Reply # 966726 14-Jan-2014 11:45 Send private message

Thanks, I was having a look at ebay suppliers but figured I'd ask if someone had one (or more) lying around unused. I've just ordered one of the realtec DVB-T tuner dongles to play with SRD things, so I should only need up to 2200 MHz throughput as that is the range of the chipset.

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  Reply # 966783 14-Jan-2014 13:29 Send private message

Aha! I did wonder :) For ADSB decoding (right up my alley, been serving flightradar24 for about 2yrs) or something else? If ADSB, its Microwave and you are better to get N-Type connectors and some chunky RG8 at the least or LMR400 (auckland retailer) if you can find the holes to run it through. RG58 can have a loss of 6-8dB whereas LMR400 at the expense of thickness can be <3dB

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  Reply # 966784 14-Jan-2014 13:30 Send private message

Oh.. and if its for low end HF (2-4kHz), the chipsets need an extra box inbetween. As they get a bit of noise pickup and need expansion



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  Reply # 966790 14-Jan-2014 13:37 Send private message

Just wanted to play around in general. Seen a couple of talks online recently using these which look quite impressive. If I could get the 1090 MHz stuff working for the plane tracking, it would be great (house looks over the airport so no shortage of potenial aircraft to track) to play around with.

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  Reply # 967002 14-Jan-2014 17:51 Send private message

Is a couple of dedicated threads on flightradar24 forums with guides on setting them up with a Pi etc :)

Latest 1090 capture sw even has a built in local radar view

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