IK2RGT wrote:Little update about this post.............
Yesterday we have configured the RSP to work as a panadapter with my friend's FT5000
In order to obtain this, without using the IF OUT , we placed a bnc-tee on the RX ANT OUT on the rear panel of the rig
The 2 exit of this tee are connected like this:
- one goes to the RSP through a bnc-sma cable
- the other goes to the RX ANT IN of the FT5000 through a bnc-uhf male cable
In this way , by pressing the RX-ANT button on the front panel , you can share the RF signal between the FT5000 and the RSP
The complete setup looks like this, sorry for my ability with Paint
Hope this helps, Emanuel, IK2RGT
I know this is an old thread but this post was very helpful. However, what is confusing is "WHY" does one need the BNC-T connector.
Well it turns out that when you push the RCV button, the selected ANT (1-4) is routed out the RCV OUT connector to a Pre-Amp (or something similar) and the FT5000 expects the output of the Pre-Amp to be connected back into the RCV IN SO239 connector. Initially, I thought I could just connect straight to the RCV Out BNC and then push the RCV button on the FT5000. That does not work. (The documentation in the FT-5000 manual is a bit weak and confusing about this.) Therefore, one MUST use the BNC-T connector to route the RCV OUT signal back in to the RCV ANT so that the FT5000 continues to receive signals from the selected ANT (1-4) while taping off the signal to go to the RSP-1A.
Once I installed the BNC-T connector as Emanuel shows, it worked great! Thank you.