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Johnn

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Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« on: February 24, 2009, 04:23:02 PM »
Hi there
Someone had told me that I need to have a 'patch-lead' for one thing or another to reduce the strain or something? anyone shed some light on what this means please?.

I was planning on having a 15ft pole with the cable going from the antenna to the RB.
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Re: Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 04:27:40 PM »
Hi John, rather than having a stiff, heavy co-ax lead connected to the RB, it is preferable to use a lightweight (eg RG-174) short (I like 18"/450mm) "patch" lead with an SMA plug to connect to the RB, and my choice is N-type in-line connectors to connect antenna downlead to the RG-174 one.

A source is http://www.garex.co.uk/patch%20leads/patch%20leads.htm
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Re: Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 05:50:59 PM »
This is the fly-lead on mine:



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Re: Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 06:17:30 PM »
Hi John Give Henry Westlake a ring
 http://whwestlake.110mb.com/
Very good and quick service.
Dave.
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Re: Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 09:02:26 PM »
Okay, Thanks for help all!
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rodbearden Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 08:58:04 PM »
FAO Rodbearden

Where did you get your patch lead and what connectors  and cable do i ask for.

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Re: Connecting the Co-ax cable to the Radar-Box
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 10:05:43 PM »
Hi Grim

My patch lead came with the external aerial and W103 cable from AirBand-Online here: http://www.airbandonline.co.uk/kapl_sbs1_aerial.htm

Note that the RadarBox version costs an extra £5.00, which is presumably the cost of the patch lead.

It's all still going strong after 2 years :-))

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« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 10:08:06 PM by RodBearden »
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