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.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
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.