HP-2: Antenna upgrade for the HomePatrol-2

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mrg1std

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I'd like to replace the indoor antenna on my Uniden HomePatrol-2. Where can I get a sma-bnc 90 degree adapter so the antenna will be vertical?

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Bill
 

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I have just about every RF adapter known and have never seen a SMA-BNC 90 degree adapter. I have a couple dongles with these ends but that wouldn't help with a side antenna.

I would suggest the Uniden SMA-BNC adapter (available at various dealers) along with a BNC antenna that has an angle. I don't like putting 2 adapters together, that looks wonky and can introduce more loss.

You might want to consider using one of those SMA mag-mounts on the HP-2, put the antenna on a metal file cabinet, shelf or appliance withon 12 feet of the radio. They have a very thin coax and hide well. It would usually work better than a portable style antenna.
 
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