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  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:21 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Received my new aerial today

MCX is the correct connector Smile

The aerial is a help with reception indoors

Think I may look for a repeater sometime


Peter
  Topic: Site Timebase
elbon50

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Views: 3263

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:46 am   Subject: Site Timebase
The timebase of the site seems to be out of sync with the time in UK

My latest posting was timed at approx 4.30pm today

The time according to my laptop was about 7.30 am

Presumably there is a ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:30 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Sounds like it's worth a punt. You can always return it for refund if it doesn't fit (and if you can be bothered).

Yes that's very true sir Smile

Think I'll get one ordered straight away now ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:53 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Never mind, I'll continue searching around for information

May send for a MCX aerial from eBay now that I've found that PGPSW writeup saying that MCX is the correct one

They are only about a fiv ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:47 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
MCX plug & jack should fit together then Confused

I could send you a padded bag with some stamps on ?

Or: you may like to let me know the cost & I would PayPal it to you

Peter
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:16 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
I've found this writeup by Mike Barett of Pocket GPS World Smile

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/emtac.php

This is this is the same model as mine

He says it is an MCX connector
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:33 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Many thanks for all the trouble you've gone to with this AJ Smile

It's a bit baffling that the plug on your aerial measures only 2.4 mm approx Confused

Will get back to you when I've looked into ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:10 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
I should check, the barrel dimension for a cmx connector is 3.66mm, if you google cmx connector their are various dimensional drawings shown

Many thanks AJ

Will do that Thumbs Up

Peter
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:48 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Went to Halfords & Currys today & showed them the EMTAC

Halfords were absolutely no help at all

The youth said they do not deal in external aerials

(only interested in selling brand n ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:46 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
This one's a bit less fuzzy

Zoom is your friend

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z468/elbon50/DSC00894_zpsu8v8wtwf.jpg

3.2mm socket internal dia (as previously said)

Peter
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:25 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Your welcome, Unfortunately at the moment its a case of you see it when not looking for it but cannot find when you do look for it, will post when I find.


I know the feeling all to well Crying or Very sad
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:28 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Measured the internal diameter of the socket with my digital caliper

It measures 3.2 mm

(Less than I estimated originally)

Peter
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:51 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
That's very kind AJ. Thank you

I'm in Stafford

Peter
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:23 pm   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
This is as close a view of the socket as my macro will allow



http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z468/elbon50/DSC00882_zpsc7bfvgeg.jpg[/img][/quote]



In fact a bit too close & gettin ...
  Topic: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
elbon50

Replies: 32
Views: 17957

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:10 am   Subject: EMTAC BT GPS aerial
Check this

Many thanks for your messages Tim

I think it is an MCX but didn't say so because I wanted that to come from someone who knows a lot more than me

Will try to post a closeup picture ...
 
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