transition from SDR to a outside discone

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ranger821
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transition from SDR to a outside discone

Post by ranger821 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:46 pm

Good morning. first post so I am VERY new to this. NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS... is the one I purchased. I have a scanner antenna up about 20 feet. what cable am I looking for to make the transition from the radio to my scanner antenna coax. it has a pl 239 on the end.

John
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Re: transition from SDR to a outside discone

Post by joe36 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:41 pm

You will want an adapter like this one.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RF-Jump ... 648ec78612
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My suggestion for someone who wants competent service and dependability for 1 -2 items, would be to look on this sight under the RTL store.
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ranger821
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Re: transition from SDR to a outside discone

Post by ranger821 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:49 pm

Thanks Joe. I did find the same thing about 10 minutes ago on amazon, but it's 6 bucks. I don't do stuff from china. Will check out the RTL store.

My SDR will be delivered today.

KB4OIF
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Re: transition from SDR to a outside discone

Post by rtlsdrblog » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:32 am

Why not from China? Most of those adapters are high quality. You can probably get better ones locally but they will cost a lot more.

The ones we sell on Amazon are also from China, but unfortunately we're out of stock at the moment, but should be restocking in 1-2 weeks.

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Re: transition from SDR to a outside discone

Post by AD5NL » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Radio Shack has the same part but it'll cost you $20.

Unless you have an emergency ("my kid's science project is due tomorrow!") then I would highly suggest buying online, whether it be "from China" or through Amazon.

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