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Jaguar Ext. Antenna

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pr57001

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What is the best mechanism to attach an external antenna to a Jaguar portable?
 

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If your asking what I think you are, you want to put something such as a mag mount antenna or roof antenna and attach to the radio. First you would need an antenna adapter. These can be purchased through M/A-Com but I would check with Elroy on here as I believe he has some for sale at a VERY reasonable price. From here, you will need an antenna with something like RG56 to a BNC Male connector. Will it work? Absolutely. I do this from my office to listen to the system that I maintain.
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
I have "supplier issues" at the moment and am currently unavailable to deliver the custom designed BNC antenna launchers for M/A-Com radios that I've prototyped.

Meaning I can't persuade the designated machinist to do the job in a timely fashion. :/

The launcher I make REPLACES the antenna jack on a M/A-Com radio and provides a BNC jack to connect to. You have to reinstall the regular jack if you want to use a regular stock antenna.
It's going to be available for Jaguars and P7x00/5100 series radios, and maybe for M-PAs as well...if they ever get made.

I don't offer a lower cost replacement for the M/A-com adapter, which is different from my design
as it screws into the existing radio antenna jack and adapts it to a BNC. What I'm making is
aimed at a more permanent conversion, which theoretically also gives a more reliable connection
with lower signal loss.


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