Sun City Arizona

Pigtails for Simplex in the Park

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First

With your radio turned off, determine if your radio has a MALE or FEMALE SMA, by taking off your little rubber duck antenna. 

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Second

Purchase a "pigtail", with either a MALE or FEMALE SMA connector on one end.  This pigtail will have an SO-239 FEMALE UHF connector on the other end to connect to a long coax cable, which connects to a large antenna.

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Third

Your mobile radio may have a BNC connector needed.  With this type of connector, you push and twist to lock it into place.

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And Last But Not Least-Have Fun!

With just your hand-held radio and a pigtail to connect to a much larger antenna, you will be able to talk to our roving hams all over the valley, on Simplex. (No repeater needed!)