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Topic: antenna extendor A6 GPRS (Read 2716 times) previous topic - next topic



I am working with A6 GPRS shield.
I would like to build the unit in a case, but I like to have the antenna outside the box.
Does an antenna extendor cable exist ?

I am searching the internet but I don't find anything. Probably I am not using the correct keywords...
Anyone a hint or a link ?



Most likely, yes. The term is "pigtail". But you need to make sure you get a pigtail with the right connector to match the connector on the shield and the connector on the antenna. A common connector on PCBs is the U.FL connector. What makes things confusing is that "U.FL" is a tradmark of Hirose Electric Group, so every other manufacturer who wanted to make these connectors had to call them something different. This means there are something like 6 different names for the same connector:
Hirose U.FL, I-PEX MHF series, IPAX, IPX,[2] AMC[3] and UMCC (Ultraminiature Coax Connector and Cable Assembly Style A Series from Tyco Electronics)
Here's an example of a U.FL female to SMA male pigtail:
you can get them in various lengths.

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