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Old 01-07-2018, 2:20 PM
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Default Icom R75 antenna connector

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, but I'll ask anyway. I purchased an Icom r75 and was wondering if I would need a coax or adapter to hook up the antenna to it. I'm looking at buying the EF-SWL antenna, from the pictures it looks like it will require a piece to connect the two. Would anyone know what item I would need to get the radio connected to this antenna?

https://www.lnrprecision.com/store/E...wave-p39885474

This is the antenna ^

ICOM IC-R75 Product Reviews

This is the radio^

Couldn't find a great view of the back of the unit.

Thanks for any help,
Ryan
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Old 01-07-2018, 2:36 PM
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Default Use 50 ohm Coaxial Cable with a PL-259 on Each End

The antenna you specify and the Icom receiver each have a SO-239 connector. All you will need is an appropriate length of 50 ohm coax cable with a PL-259 connector on each end. The length and type of 50 ohm coax cable will be determined by the physical installation parameters at your location.
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Old 01-07-2018, 2:41 PM
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Ok, that makes sense. From the looks of that it looks like what I used for my CB radio antenna, so the coax would have two male ends, correct?
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Two male ends, correct.

The length will be determined by the distance from the receiver antenna jack to where the UV resistant matchbox that houses a wideband 9:1 transformer is mounted outside your building. RG-58 or RG-8X would be good choices for the type of coax assuming the cable length is not super long.
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Awesome, thanks a lot.
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