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  1. Ok, thanks for the info. Adding the internal piece of coax will be a project for this weekend. Not sure about building an antenna at this time. Might look at a mobile antenna for 6 meters for now, since I already have the mobile mount, and see how well it works just with the magnet base on a flat metal bar. Another issue that came up in testing is rfi from the solar panel / battery setup at the rx location. Seems the cheap charge controller I was using created a lot of noise. Once I had the tx a far enough away from the rx, the rx wasn't responding. Didn't realize noise was the problem u
  2. I recently picked up an old Airtronics Vision tx listed as not working, parts only, because it has a bnc connector on the top of the case where the stock antenna would have fit in, and I was interested in seeing how the bnc connector was installed. Turns out the tx does work - all the better. Inside the case it looks like whoever added the bnc connector just used a piece of hookup wire from the old antenna base mount up to the bnc connector at the top of the case. Seems this woud work ok if using an antenna with a bnc connector at the base. My need is for an external antenna about ten fee
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