[amsat-bb] Re: HT-D72a connector

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Feb 23 08:55:51 PST 2012


> Hi folks, just updated my h/held to a HT-D72a as my FT530 as it’s getting on
> in age. I liked the BNC connector on the FT530 it was easy to connect to my
> mobile antenna, but the HT-D72a uses a flimsy SMA connector. does anyone
> used this radio as a mobile? what kind of connection to your mobile whip?

I put one of these Diamond SMA/BNC adapters on my TH-D72A the
day I bought it:


I have never put the stock Kenwood antenna on this radio.  This
adapter almost looks like it came on this radio from the factory.
I have the same adapter on my TH-F6A, and it also looks like it
came on there from Kenwood.

I don't like SMA connectors on my ham HTs, and try to avoid them
when possible.  All my coax and antennas for satellite work use BNC
connectors, which helps for quick setup and disassembly.  Same
with my mobile mag-mount that has coax ending in a BNC connector.



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