DISCONE ANTENNA CONNECTION

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DISCONE ANTENNA CONNECTION

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I have just bought this discone antenna to use with my scanner,i now find the socket on the discone is one i have never seen before (when buying this antenna i assumed it would take a normal cb plug) not so ? has anyone got any thoughts as to what sort of plug you need to fit the coax cable to the discone ?the socket looks like a normal cb socket but has a solid centre not a female centre like a cb socket?
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Probably a N-type connection. Adaptors can be bought or a normal n-type connection can be used otherwise.
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WARLOCK1946 wrote:I have just bought this discone antenna to use with my scanner,i now find the socket on the discone is one i have never seen before (when buying this antenna i assumed it would take a normal cb plug) not so ? has anyone got any thoughts as to what sort of plug you need to fit the coax cable to the discone ?the socket looks like a normal cb socket but has a solid centre not a female centre like a cb socket?
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I recently obtained a discone antenna with the same type of connection which is the n-type connectoras Fez mentioned, you need to purchase a n-type to pl259 adaptor and you should be ok
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Best thing to do is fit an N-Type, the reason the N-Type is there is because it is the best connector to use at VHF/UHF. If you can't fit one yourself you should be able to get a made up lead from a shop. You could use an adapter but it defeats the object of having the N-Type on the aeirial in the first place, as the adapter will just incur more loss.
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Re: DISCONE ANTENNA CONNECTION

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Gday George the N type connection is the best around for antennas but i do use 1 N type to PL259 adaptor on Centrefire 1/4 Groundplane Antenna 118mhz-136mhz withbelden-9913 coax cable and there is no difference on my other antennas on signals at all but i have tested it the adaptor wih RG58 coax cable and the signals are very poor due to of the loss on the coax cable and thats only on a 20 metre run.

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