|[AMRadio] Looking for antenna multi-coupler|
ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 14:28:41 EST 2007
John Lawson wrote:
> Have four, possibly five boatanchor recievers to feed from the same
> antenna port - looking for a 50-ohm multi-coupler to accomplish this -
> right now everything is BNC-teed together and of course it's affecting
> Tube or solid-state, no matter - although a tube-operated device
> would not interfere with the AM Boatanchor Metaphor of my current
> station. Connectors can be N, BNC, SO-239, even SMA.
I don't have one to offer, so that's the reason for the reply to the list.
I tried the same thing, with a pair of receivers here. I found that
adjusting the antenna trim on one receiver affected the sensitivity on
Currently, I have 4 receivers in my stable (one borrowed from WD5JKO)
and they are (3) Hallcrafter R-274 (SX-73) and one RCA AR-88 (thanks Jim).
the only way to -really- use them at their potential, is to
a) feed each with different antennas
b) use a coax-switch to switch between them.
Besides, it's not -really- diversity if all receivers are listening on
the same antenna, is it? ;-)
The only -other- idea I can think of, since we're talking about an AC
voltage here, is to use something like a line transformer, into each
receiver, if you 'insist' on using all receivers on the same antenna.
Perhaps I'm being obtuse about it, but I surely don't see the advantage
to having 4 or 5 receivers on the same antenna, unless you're monitoring
different frequencies at the same time.
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