Re: QCX mini: RF output BNC or SMA #poll-notice


Dave VE3LHO
 

Supporting both SMA and BNC footprints makes a lot of sense to me.

Use right angle, PCB mount connectors. Not the edge mount SMA's like those used on the nano. I'd expect that having the connectors break off the PCB would be a bigger issue then having the connector wearout from use when we're talking about people using this in a portable environment. In both SMA and BNC you can get right angle connectors which have mounting nuts that allow fairly rigid mounting to a case.


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 06:09 AM, Scott McDonald wrote:
Hans, any chance the connector location on the board could be etched to support both?  A bnc -sized hole should work for SMA, other than for weather sealing perhaps.
 
Keep up the good work :)
 
Thanks, Scott ka9p


-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Summers <hans.summers@...>
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Sent: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 7:44 am
Subject: [QRPLabs] QCX mini: RF output BNC or SMA #poll-notice

A new poll has been created:
On the proposed QCX-mini, do you prefer a BNC connector like on QCX, or an SMA connector? 
1. BNC
2. SMA
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