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Old 17th Feb 2003, 12:03
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Icom IC-R2

Hi. I think this is the correct forum to post in.

I have a scanner/reciever and it is called Icom IC - R2. The aerial that came with it is ok, and I can get as far as brest control from my home in Surrey. However, I remember a few years back, that Fairoaks flight Center had a scanner in the Transair Pilot Shop, and it would pick up a massive area due to a big extension aerial they had stuck to the side of the building!! I called them today, and they do not sell the extension aerial that I am after anymore.

The attachment I need is a fine pin like wired attachment to fit in the pin-hole size hole in the scanner. Possibly most people know what im talking about

I have tried a few places in Addlestone, Weybridge, but cannot find somewhere with the small enough connection. It is like the one in the back of my NTL Home digital Set-top box, but the size down from that.

I ran a search on the Icom site, and they do not sell the extension aerials to the best of my knowledge.

If anyone can help and tell me where to get one from, I would be very greatful. Also cost perhaps?

Smooth skies,
Dan

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Old 17th Feb 2003, 12:30
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Think the connection you are after is a female BNC connector to mate with your scanner.

A good electronics shop such as maplin electronics have these.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/

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Old 17th Feb 2003, 12:35
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Thats handy to know. Saves me describing it to them and sounding stupid. The product I own looks like this....

http://www.javiation.co.uk/ic-r2.html

Smooth skies

Dan

I have just found this. If you look at the bottom under "options" it describes the adapter I am looking for I think. I shall look for that in the link you kindly provided

http://www.aerocontrolsavionics.com/Showcase/PID011.HTM


Thanks again!

Dan
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Old 17th Feb 2003, 13:19
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Most scanners do use a BNC connector, but the IC-R2 (little portable unit about the size of a pack of cigarettes) uses a connector called SMA. You can get an SMA-BNC adaptor at most amateur radio stores or websites or from ICOM, and then connect most aerials which typically are BNC.

Here's a link to a drawing of SMA connector
http://www.commlinx.com.au/SMA_connector.htm
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Old 17th Feb 2003, 14:29
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Antennas

Hi,

http://www.javiation.co.uk

Have external antennas too.

Cheers
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Much appreciated people!! Just what I need. Fantastic

Smooth skies


Dan
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A little follow up - I have a Realistic Pro 2004 ( same sort of coverage as the Icom but non-portable). For a permanent, internal installation I made a discone aerial to a pattern published in a magazine some time ago. Very simple to make - a sheet of card (A1) some kitchen foil and some co-ax to a BNC. Very wide band - 100Mhz to 1000 Mhz.
The same article gave instructions for an external version which was almost as easy.
I note your location and since 'CJ Towers' is in Addlestone, if you would like more info, e-mail me.
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I have received your PM and tried to reply but got a 'message box full' response. If you're happy to send me your e-mail address I'll scan in the aerial details and get them to you.
By the way, the 'CJ Towers' was me being facetious as in 'Fawlty Towers' etc.
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Yes try and send iot again mate. I just got the warning. Thanks again for trying. Its empty now

Dan.
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