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What is the offical way to connect a receive antenna (small magnitic loop) to the 6500 series? Have

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What is the offical way to connect a receive antenna (small magnitic loop) to the 6500 series? Have searched but not found a good way to do.

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  • Andreas JungeAndreas Junge Member
    edited April 2019
    Hook it up to the XVTR port and then select the XVTR port as RX antenna.

    imageimage73, Andreas, N6NU
  • George KF2TGeorge KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    XVTR or RXA port. Easy and safe with a BNC connector. You can use either of the UHF ANT connectors, but recommend you not, since it is possible to transmit through them. That’s bad for the loop :-)
  • Chris Tate  - N6WMChris Tate - N6WM Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    I was gonna say.. -perhaps the RXA or RXB bnc ports.
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    On a 6500, it would be the RXA BNC port.

    You could also use the XVTR port , but the TX/RX switching would probably be cleaner with the RXA.

    I agree with others, I wouldn’t recommend using the ANT2 port for a receive only antenna, especially if it has active devices in it.... that is a disaster waiting to happen if you forget and transmit into it. BTW... For those with a 6300, which has no RXA port, 6300 users would need to use the XVTR port for receive only antennas.
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited October 2017
    To the RX-A port for a 6500

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