White Stick Antenna Connection?

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White Stick Antenna Connection?

Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 10:25

having owned this antenna for years i decided to actually use it... i connected this to my SDR using a SO239 too SMA....and got pretty rubbish results... local DMR weak... 70cms WEAK! so thought hmmmm ill bin it.... then noticed on another selling site it states this antenna uses "N" type connectors? now having looked im confused.... could someone tell me the correct connection :)????

see the pic attached of the bottom of the antenna and connection?
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Post by MrWeetabix » 21 Feb 2018, 10:44

SO239 right there

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So a standard PL259 will fit :thumbup:

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Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 10:52

why does every where state N type? and why was the reception so rubbish? my little mag out performs my white stick! .....
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Post by df2tb » 21 Feb 2018, 13:48

What you have looks like N not SO239

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Post by Buick Mackane » 21 Feb 2018, 13:51

Looks like an N-Type to me too
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Post by MrWeetabix » 21 Feb 2018, 14:27

The 4 notches suggest SO239 to me...

A typical N-Type doesn't have them...

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Post by MrWeetabix » 21 Feb 2018, 14:31

There can often be multiple manufacturers of similar antennas too, with differing connection types
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Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 15:35

its very confusing isnt it? what would anyone suggest i do ? as dont want to bin it if its going to out perform my mag with the correct connection
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Post by Buick Mackane » 21 Feb 2018, 16:11

welshevo wrote:
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its very confusing isnt it? what would anyone suggest i do ? as dont want to bin it if its going to out perform my mag with the correct connection
Whats the make/model number ?
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Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 16:21

im lead to believe its the X30 antenna? white stick...
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Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 16:31

https://www.amazon.co.uk/X-30-COLLINEAR ... 30+antenna


Look at the first review.... it states there its an N connector?
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Re: White Stick Antenna Connection?

Post by Buick Mackane » 21 Feb 2018, 16:36

welshevo wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 16:31
https://www.amazon.co.uk/X-30-COLLINEAR ... 30+antenna


Look at the first review.... it states there its an N connector?
Looks like i was right the first time, Weety grab your coat on your way out and take those cereal bowls with you :lol:
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Re: White Stick Antenna Connection?

Post by 26TM931 » 21 Feb 2018, 17:20

Buick Mackane wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 16:36
welshevo wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 16:31
https://www.amazon.co.uk/X-30-COLLINEAR ... 30+antenna


Look at the first review.... it states there its an N connector?
Looks like i was right the first time, Weety grab your coat on your way out and take those cereal bowls with you :lol:
That is definitely a SO-239 it is very rare the put "N" Types on
Although it looks a cheep one and could have been fitted as a aftermarket one

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Re: White Stick Antenna Connection?

Post by welshevo » 21 Feb 2018, 19:00

so lets say its a N type connector and ive been using an SO239 would this cause problems in RX or TX? because the other culprit could be the coax? and not only the connectors?
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