• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Stubby/Racing Antenna - SMA connector

Status
Not open for further replies.

jj007

Member
Joined
May 12, 2005
Messages
6
Just curious to what people are using for a stubby/racing antenna with a SMA connector? I was originally leaning toward the Comet Miracle Baby (SMA-501), but some reviews of the product seem less than favorable... The majority of all other stubby/racing antennas have a BNC connector.

Thoughts?

FYI: Radio type = Uniden 396T
 

W4KRR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 1, 2001
Messages
2,917
Location
Coconut Creek, FL
jj007 said:
Just curious to what people are using for a stubby/racing antenna with a SMA connector? I was originally leaning toward the Comet Miracle Baby (SMA-501), but some reviews of the product seem less than favorable... The majority of all other stubby/racing antennas have a BNC connector.

Thoughts?

FYI: Radio type = Uniden 396T
The SMA-501 should be fine for use at a race track, if all you're interested in is the activity at the track.

Or, you might try the Diamond SRH805S. Close to the Comet SMA-501 in size, and works about the same, sometimes a little better. YMMV.
 

Bolt21

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Messages
1,377
Location
Point of Pines
jj007 said:
Do you have the specifications of the Diamond SRH805? I'm googling the web and it looks like two different specs are listed...
ref 1) http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3317.html
ref 2) http://www.diamond-ant.jp/ama2/eng_ama_2_3_3.asp

I curious to the correct gain and power rating...

Also, do you have a gap requiring a rubber washer with the SMA connector on the 805 and Uniden 396T?
Does anyone know the difference (if any) between the Diamond SRH805 and the SRH805S? I've Googled the crap out of the two and searched the forums here and haven't had any luck.

I know the 805S is designed for Yaesu equipment, listed as SMA-P. I just want to make sure that it'll connect to a BCD396T without any problems. Reason being I've found an 805S on eBay for almost half the price of an 805 listed elsewhere. I've seen pictures in other threads of an 805 on a 396T, but haven't seen any of an 805S in action.
 

W4KRR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 1, 2001
Messages
2,917
Location
Coconut Creek, FL
Bolt21 said:
Does anyone know the difference (if any) between the Diamond SRH805 and the SRH805S? I've Googled the crap out of the two and searched the forums here and haven't had any luck.

I know the 805S is designed for Yaesu equipment, listed as SMA-P. I just want to make sure that it'll connect to a BCD396T without any problems. Reason being I've found an 805S on eBay for almost half the price of an 805 listed elsewhere. I've seen pictures in other threads of an 805 on a 396T, but haven't seen any of an 805S in action.
I have one that's labeled, "SRH805S", and it fits my BCD396 without problems. I don't know if there's any difference between this one and one without the "S" suffix.

This antenna, as well as many SMA antennas I have used, leaves a very tiny gap at the bottom, it doesn't screw down 100%. Diamond (or Comet, can't recall which) supplies a flat rubber washer that fits between the antenna and the radio to fill the tiny gap. The gap doesn't affect the antennas performance.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top