Overloading RF Input Protection?
I'd been having fun with an RSP1A for a while (listing to various things via a wire antenna looped around my attic) and I thought I'd like to get a bit more into the hobby, so I got my amateur license and a Baofeng UV-5R and whip (1W). I setup the Baofeng to transmit to a local repeater's input and the RSP1A to listen to the repeater's output (so I could test I was being received). The problem I'm having is that I *think* transmitting with the Boafeng near the RSP1A's antenna (in my front room directly below the attic) is overloading the RSP1A. What happens is that when I press the PTT button on the Baofeng and the RSP1A seems to shutdown (waterfall hangs) and I need to reboot the PC to get the RSP1A working again.
I guess my questions are:
1) Is 1W output from the Baofeng likely to actually damage the RSP1A?
2) This article (https://www.sdrplay.com/wp-content/uplo ... onRev2.pdf) seems to suggest I'm suffering from "near field coupling" and I could use a MFJ-1708 to protect my RSP1A... by detecting when my Baofeng is transmitting and disconnecting the antenna from the RSP1A... am I reading that right? The PTT isn't connected to the MFJ-1708 so I'd be relying on it detecting the transmit automatically.
Any help advice much appreciated!
Many thanks, -Trevor.