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Eric Christian

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Antenna options for RF Explorer
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:32:12 pm »

I just bought an RF Explorer 6G so please forgive my newbieness on the subject.

It comes with a few different antennas and from the manual I can see that the extendable Nagoya NA-773 is the best choice out of those for frequencies under 1000MHz.

There is also an option to purchase a rubber ducky style antenna that is specific to 400-900MHz.  I'm wondering how much of an improvement this will give if any over the stock antenna?

If I were to use a SMA to BNC adapter can I connect the RF Explorer to a Shure antenna distro system or daisy chain off a wireless mic receiver without damaging the RF Explorer? Would this require using a DC blocker?  The RF Explorer 6G specs that it can handle up to a +30dbm signal.

Thanks!
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Re: Antenna options for RF Explorer
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 02:45:02 pm »

I just bought an RF Explorer 6G so please forgive my newbieness on the subject.

It comes with a few different antennas and from the manual I can see that the extendable Nagoya NA-773 is the best choice out of those for frequencies under 1000MHz.

There is also an option to purchase a rubber ducky style antenna that is specific to 400-900MHz.  I'm wondering how much of an improvement this will give if any over the stock antenna?

Without actually testing either, difficult to say, except that given it's [supposedly] optimized for 400-900, it should perform "better".


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If I were to use a SMA to BNC adapter can I connect the RF Explorer to a Shure antenna distro system or daisy chain off a wireless mic receiver without damaging the RF Explorer? Would this require using a DC blocker?  The RF Explorer 6G specs that it can handle up to a +30dbm signal.

If the RF output of the Shure multi-coupler or the mic receiver cascade has DC, then yes, you'll need to use a DC block. Depending on the model you have, it can take a maximum input of +5 or +10dBm, which is fine for connecting to a multi-coupler output (but do NOT connect directly to a transmitter). It would be a good idea though to have both 10dB and 20dB attenuators in your kit.[/quote]
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Re: Antenna options for RF Explorer
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 11:56:10 am »

Thank you for the info!


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