Sangean Portable Antenna for RSP1A?

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h1orxrah
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Sangean Portable Antenna for RSP1A?

Postby h1orxrah » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:33 pm

I would like to know if a portable shortwave antenna such as the Sangean ANT-60 could be used with the RSP1A for travel use. The Sangean antenna is a 7 meter/23 foot long wire antenna that terminates with a 3.5mm/1/8 inch mono plug intended to plug into Sangean radios with a corresponding antenna jack. The antenna also comes with a clip to attach to radios with a whip antenna (or bare wire into the SMA?) and conveniently rolls up when not in use.

Sorry for the lengthy description. In an earlier post I attached a link to the website for the antenna and was advised the post was rejected because "the message contains links to illegal or pirated software". Thank you
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jon
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Re: Sangean Portable Antenna for RSP1A?

Postby jon » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 am

This is an excellent summary of the value of the Ant 60 which comments you could do as well with s reel of wire - instead of an alligator clip, a banana plug into an SMA male to SO239 adapter would be perfect https://swling.com/blog/2013/01/the-tru ... -antennas/

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Re: Sangean Portable Antenna for RSP1A?

Postby Roger » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:26 pm

Sure it will work but it will pickup a lot of RFI noise if you are in a house, apartment or hotel. Outside it should work well when you plug it into the centre pin of the SMA connector.

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Re: Sangean Portable Antenna for RSP1A?

Postby g1hbe » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:17 am

Remember that the Hi-z connector is best when using a short-wire antenna. It also has by far the best response at LF if that is your interest.

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