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MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby n3chu » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:35 am

Hi All, Has anyone ever made an antenna adapter to go from the rubber duck mount to BNC? or is there any available on the market?.. I am aware of the Hirose adapter but would like to use a 10M telescoping antenna. Thank you for any help. Davie n-3-c-h-u at atlanticbb dot net
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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby Will » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:56 pm

The entire antenna stud is 'hot' on the MT1000/HT600/ P200 series radios. So if the 10 meter telescoping antenna does not have any ground connection, then a stud to BNC female could work.

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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby k2hz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:35 am

You need to be careful of the stress on the antenna connector caused by a non-standard antenna. It is very easy to break the solder connection between the antenna and the RF board in the Genesis radios. I have repaired several where someone tried to use an oversize antenna. The worst case was a ham that tried some kind of a 5/8 wave 2M antenna kluge that cracked the radio housing around the antenna connector .

I see the same problem with many scanners and radios with BNC antenna connectors when someone attaches either an oversize antenna or a BNC/UHF adapter to heavy coax.

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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby n3chu » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:50 am

Where would I find a stud to bnc adapter? Davie
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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby Jay » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:46 am

As I recall, there is also an adapter that connects to the speaker mike connector that had a SO-239 attached to it that was intended for the test bench. I can see if I can locate in on the test bench if anyone is interested in the part numbers - it is a factory part.

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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby n3chu » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:00 pm

guess theres no such thing as a stud to BNC. Thank you Guys. Davie
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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby W4KRR » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:07 am

Yes, there is a stud to BNC adapter that will fit the MT1000, because I have one. It isn't from Motorola; I found it on eBay. Can't remember exactly, but it came from a seller that sells all kinds of RF connectors and adapters.
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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby n3chu » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks Ken for the reply, any chance that might be the "RF Connection" in Gaithersburgh, Md ?.. and isnt it a MX to BNC?
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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby Will » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:58 am

You could check with RF Industries in San Diego CA. 800 233-1728

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Re: MT1000 LB antenna adapter

Postby W4KRR » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:58 pm

n3chu wrote:Thanks Ken for the reply, any chance that might be the "RF Connection" in Gaithersburgh, Md ?.. and isnt it a MX to BNC?


That's not where mine came from, but I believe it is indeed referred to as a "MX to BNC female" adapter.
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