Need a Dongle cable?

Richard Lee

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Cut the cord!
If you find the supplied antenna to be pretty useless, but would like to use that nice connector,
try to find a good RF connector (I like SMA type) and install it on the cable..

My cable is marked RG-174 and I didn't have a connector in stock..
So, I drilled out an SMA made for a smaller diameter cable..


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RG-174 isn't the best cable to use at 1090 Mhz.. So, unless you are driving the dongle with an LNA, keep the cable short.
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This crimp type is similar to what I used. Inside the cavity, there is a notched rod. You lay in the center conductor, and solder it with a fine point iron. The cavity has a screw-on cap, mine was solder-on.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-RF-SM...Connector-For-RG174-RG316-Cable-/281375084799

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