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  1. #1
    Eric Friedebach
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    I need to find a source for a pigtail connector for a Novatel Merlin
    C201 PC card. Barring that, I could homebrew one myself if I knew what
    kind of socket the C201 uses (underside below a rubber plug).

    My outdoor antenna terminates with a female FME connector, so what I
    need to do is find (or make myself) a C-201 to male FME pigtail
    connector.

    Thanks,
    Eric Friedebach





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  2. #2
    mcdgi
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    Re: Novatel C201 PC Card External Antenna Connection


    "Eric Friedebach" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I need to find a source for a pigtail connector for a Novatel Merlin
    > C201 PC card. Barring that, I could homebrew one myself if I knew what
    > kind of socket the C201 uses (underside below a rubber plug).
    >
    > My outdoor antenna terminates with a female FME connector, so what I
    > need to do is find (or make myself) a C-201 to male FME pigtail
    > connector.
    >



    Hi, am curious about this myself, would love to be able to hook up an
    external antennae to y C201 also. I have been very reluctant to try to
    pull that rubber plug out, what makes you think thats where you could hook
    up an external antennae?





  3. #3
    Eric Friedebach
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    Re: Novatel C201 PC Card External Antenna Connection


    "mcdgi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <SNIP>
    > what makes you think thats where you could hook
    > up an external antennae?

    <SNIP?

    Here is what is on the Novatel support website:
    --------
    http://tinyurl.com/vr6n
    Question:
    Does the Merlin C201 card support the use of an external antenna?

    Answer:
    The antenna port on the Merlin C201 does allow the attachment of an
    external antenna, although thatís not its primary use. Excessive
    wearing of the antenna port may result if the connector is subjected
    to frequent insertion and removal cycles.
    --------

    I'm not planning any *frequent insertion cycles*, so Novatel's caveat
    does not apply to my application.

    The C201 comes in Sprint PCS flavor only, so a phone call to Novatel
    tech support ends up going directly to Sprint. And Sprint does not
    care about external antennas. I'm still waiting for an email response
    from Novatel Tech Questions site, but I'm not holding my breath.

    Eric Friedebach









  4. #4
    bill
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    Re: Novatel C201 PC Card External Antenna Connection

    "Eric Friedebach" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I need to find a source for a pigtail connector for a Novatel Merlin
    > C201 PC card. Barring that, I could homebrew one myself if I knew what
    > kind of socket the C201 uses (underside below a rubber plug).
    >
    > My outdoor antenna terminates with a female FME connector, so what I
    > need to do is find (or make myself) a C-201 to male FME pigtail
    > connector.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Eric Friedebach


    I'm pretty sure it's a micro SMA



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