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Author Topic: Which HF radios have a Tx & RX antenna port, on the back of the radio  (Read 467 times)

Offline Coldwar kid

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Yes 2 antenna connections on the back of the transceiver. One for transmitting & the other for receiving ?

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Some radios, such as the Icom IC-7610, have a separate Receive only antenna input that can be selected as an option.

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Many Kenwood transceivers have a separate RX only input labeled 'HF RX ANT' , which is mainly and RCA female connector, that goes the the rig's RX / TX internal relay switching. Kind of sucks that it doesn't work past 30MHz, like for 6M. Oh BTW, not just Kenwoods, but my older Icom IC-745 transceiver has this RCA jacked loop-around connection, where unplugging that, and having only your receive-only antenna, plugged into that, works just the same.
Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...


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