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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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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N0AZZ

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Andreas Junge, Elmer

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Hook it up to the XVTR port and then select the XVTR port as RX antenna.

73, Andreas, N6NU
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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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 :-)
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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I was gonna say.. -perhaps the RXA or RXB bnc ports.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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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.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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To the RX-A port for a 6500

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