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What antenna connector is this?

RenoHuskerDu

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What antenna connector is this? The diameter of that O-ring outside the brass is similar to NMO. That's a UHF on the left for size comparison. It's on a little magmount I got for free that had a zero-gain 4" can, which I discarded.

I want to find a 1/4 wave 450MHz stinger to put on that little mag base instead.

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RenoHuskerDu

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That's an NMO mount that has come apart.

The brass ring in the base of the antenna belongs on the mag-mount.
By Jeeves, you're right. I just looked at the silly little can that came off there and it's clearly NMO.

Now it's surgery time ...

Thanks gentlemen
 

mrweather

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Interesting that the centre pin is threaded like that. I would've thought they'd be pressed in.
 

arlo

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That is a mount for thick metal. Not paper thin sheet metal. Just the mount is a PCTEL BMATM38.
 
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