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Just wondering if there is a way to use some type of wireless adapter from your transmitter inside to an outside antenna.  This would eliminate running the coax outside to the antenna. 

 

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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I can't say 100% on this, but I'd wager a guess as that may not be possible.  I'm sure when one of the HAM operators around here see's your message that they'll be able to tell you if that's even possible.    I'd think not, but again, I can not say for certain, especially with how today's technologies keep improving. Although sometimes I think they may make things worse, instead of better! LOL

 

EDIT: If it is possible, and can be done, I would think a lot of us would be utilizing it already!  Kind of why I think it's not possible.  But if it is, I'd sure like to know how to do it too!  Would help me out by being able to use a better antenna outside, instead of keeping it inside.

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You'd still need an antenna to transmit the signal to the other antenna, wouldn't you?

Why not just move the antenna indoors?

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You're right George, but I think what the OP may be thinking is to use some type of wireless transmitter antenna to a wireless receiver connected to a better outside antenna where the signal would be better outdoors.  

 

But personally I just don't think it can be done myself.   I think there'd be some type of signal loss or other issues that would cause more issues utilizing something like that on a transmitter.  Especially since the antenna MUST be matched to the transmitter, and I'm just not sure how you could do that with 2 separate antenna's like that in a wireless configuration.

 

I just mount my transmitter and antenna above a window inside and that's worked for me for a few years now. On some occasions I have mounted my transmitter inside an weatherproof enclosure outside and then ran the coax from the antenna into the box to the transmitter.  But some folks want to keep their transmitter indoors and an antenna outside.   And I can understand not wanting to run a coax outside through a window or under a door {if that's even possible}.

 

It's also easier to just keep it indoors running the computer audio output connection to the transmitter audio input indoors too.

 

I like it all close together where everything is easily accessible!  Learned that lesson my 1st year of running cables and cords everywhere!

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When I used to talk on 2 meters (144Mhz) I bought an antenna that glued to the outside of the window on our mini van. Then the coax went to a little box that glued to the inside of the window behind the antenna. Then the coax went down to the radio. You cant cut the coax to make it shorter or add any more to it. Nor can you coil the coax up to make it neat. I still dont think that this is what the OP is talking about. But it does make it so you dont have to run any coax outside.

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When I used to talk on 2 meters (144Mhz) I bought an antenna that glued to the outside of the window on our mini van. Then the coax went to a little box that glued to the inside of the window behind the antenna. Then the coax went down to the radio. You cant cut the coax to make it shorter or add any more to it. Nor can you coil the coax up to make it neat. I still dont think that this is what the OP is talking about. But it does make it so you dont have to run any coax outside.

I remember those Max-paul, they had them for CB radios back then too, as we had one for CB radios on my fathers car mounted to the back window of a Ford Station wagon he owned way back when.   Sure don't see station wagons any more or very rarely nowdays.

 

Wonder if they make such a thing for FM transmitter use?   I never even thought about something like that, although it's make it difficult to open and close the window if an item like that were semi-permanently or even permanently attached.   At least in Florida we can open the windows in December. :P

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