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dontsayuhoh
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« on: August 07, 2006, 06:18:53 PM »

Hey guys,

Ok so I have a uniden scanner hooked up to my computer and everything is running fine.  I found an antenna extension wire that i want to use but am unsure of how to connect it.  The antenna hooks onto the scanner using a BNC clip ( i believe thats what its called... the one that you kind of put over and then turn into place)

the extension wire that i have has those bnc connectors on both sides.

My problem is that I can hook up the extension to the scanner.. but how do I connect the extension cable to the antenna?  Looking on ebay I found both couplers and adapters. 

I would assume that I am just going to use something like that but they all say cctv or coax or soemthing like that.  Now I know I would need to get one that is NOT for coax if i am using these specific connections.  But what are they called?

Anybody know what I am talking about??

thanks in advance..
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FlyCMI
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 08:20:15 PM »

I think what you're talking about is a BNC to PL-239 connector. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 09:32:03 PM »

I think what you're talking about is a BNC to PL-239 connector. 

Or just take the connectors into radioshack and match them  afro afro
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dontsayuhoh
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 01:03:05 AM »

yeah radioshack has nothing...
at least not the one closest to me.

Ill figure something out.. im pretty sure its just the bnc female to bnc female...
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 12:53:41 PM »

dude i have a uniden BC72XLT scanner hooked up to a HAM/DICONE antenna what i used was RG-58 cable fitted with Pl 239 end connectors. mine works great man i am picking planes over 105 miles away. i hope yours works out!

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006, 07:07:47 PM »

I had some trouble figuring it out at first...

These are the two BNC connectors, Ignore the text.



This is an SO-239 connector- I have this on my J-pole



The SO-239 connects to the PL-259



See what you have and what you need, or tell us what you have and we'll tell you what you need.

It sounds like you need a BNC Male to SO-239 adapter... Not sure tho.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 07:12:35 PM »

This is me...

J-Pole, SO-239 connector----->---->------(RG-8X with PL-259 connectors on the ends--->------>-----
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Scanner, BNC Female connector---<----<----BNCmale to SO-239 adapter-----<-----<-----<-----<-----
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dontsayuhoh
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 11:07:41 PM »

hey guys..

The extension wire that I have is actually from a tower..   Nothing is written on it but it looks smaller then standard rg6 cable.   Both sides of the extension cable are BNC connectors according to the picture!  Both the scanner and the antenna have BNC connectors as well.  So it looks like I need Bnc to Bnc. 

Thanks alot for your help guys!

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