[AMRadio] Cable splitters for receivers

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sun Jan 12 09:07:05 EST 2014

This discussion has come up before, the R390/ R390A people keep worrying 
about having balanced input. My question is has anyone really performed a 
lab study? I have just plain connected two and three receivers together and 
at least on the lower bands have noticed no effects. I realize that it would 
be easy for garbage from one receiver to get into another by doing that and 
yes, for VHF probably not the way to do things.  The other question is, just 
what is the input Z of a receiver? I do not care or believe what the 
manufacture says. I would wager that it would be difficult to find any that 
are close to 50 Ohms.  I would guess there is a range from about 10 Ohms to 
a few hundred Ohms.  Hey, It has an SO239 on it, it must be 50 Ohms. 
someday I will hook up the antenna analyzer to a RX input and see what it 
says.   Bernie W8RPW

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