June 28, 2022

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Foundations of Amateur Radio

Via Southgate: Foundations of Amateur Radio

If you connect the antenna ports of two radios together and transmit from one into the other, that would be bad, right? Just how bad would it be and what could you do differently?

Before I dig in, you might ask yourself why on Earth this question even arises.

Consider having two radios and one antenna. You couldn’t use a T-piece to connect two radios to the antenna unless both were receivers. So, after connecting and disconnecting coax for a decade, you might decide to use a two position coaxial switch instead. Set the switch to one port and the first radio is connected to the antenna, flick it to the other port and you’ve just avoided swapping coax between radios.

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