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Old 12-12-2013, 3:01 PM
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Default XTS portable - what type of antenna end fits?

If I wanted to use a mag mount occasionally in my vehicle with my xts3000 what type end would I need? Ex: RCA,n, rj, uhf, bnc, etc as example. What screws into the xts antenna mount?

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i'm hoping this will help point you in the right direction. i'm assuming that your mag mount is bnc.

BNC Adapters

first item at the top, item # SMF-BNF BK. i've used this to hook up my XTS1500 to my ST2 in the home, as well as mag mounts in the car.
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The adapters cause more strain on the radios antenna jack. NOT recommended.

This is just one of the adapter cables available.
Amazon.com : RF coaxial cable SMA female to BNC male RG58 20 inches : Coaxial Video Cables : Electronics

Better to break an adapter cable than teh radio .....
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The adapters cause more strain on the radios antenna jack. NOT recommended.

This is just one of the adapter cables available.
Amazon.com : RF coaxial cable SMA female to BNC male RG58 20 inches : Coaxial Video Cables : Electronics

Better to break an adapter cable than teh radio .....
I agree, I would buy a premium cable and adapter to minimize the loss. Alot of cables have 3-8db loss for a cable/adapter assemble that's relatively short at 1 few feet
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I repair the SMA mounts on XTS2500s DAILY. The SMA junction is attached directly to the PCB and they are very weak. Adding adapters to the XTS2500 is going to cause issues. XTS3000/5000 are a little better, but I would not recommend using any type of adapter on these or any radio for that matter.

Always use the correct connector (not adapter) and good quality feedline.
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