I have the Diamond Discone with the UHF connector, to a 90 foot run of RG-8 mini coax, ending in a PL-259, with the SO-239 to BNC adapter, to my BC780. I can pick up the 800 MHz analog trunked system in the next county with no problems - S7 to 9 on the control channel.Highlander_821 said:What is the ACTUAL loss involved in using an SO-239 instead of an N connector on an antenna used to receive UHF signals at 800 MHZ? All other factors being euqal?
I'll bet it isn't enough to make a difference to the ear.
Do not use an electrical ground as a common ground for your radio(s) / antennae. You may loose in 2 respects.BFIFM790 said:I have a couple of questions...
3. To ground, I was going to set a small screw in the metal mast and run the copper ground wire down from the roof to the grounding rod outside by where my electrical service is...Is that good?