Connecting external aerial to Icom IC-41s Handheld

chancar

New Member
Hi boys and girls.

Just purchased an ICOM IC-41s, pretty happy with it but for longer range comms, I am thinking about purchasing a ground dependent RFI 6.5dB external aerial and connecting the new hand-held ICOM to it. (So I get the best of both worlds!)
My question is what connection would I need to buy to connect the new aerial to the handheld Icom IC-41s? Has anyone done this sucessfully, and If so can I learn from any mistakes ;)you made or any tips you have! :D

cheers all

Chancar
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Yes some people I know have the Icom 5w handheld which connects to a vehcile mounted antenna. They simply disconnect the handheld antenna and connect the coax cable to the socket.
 

Flying Circus

New Member
dont the icoms have a screw on thread tho as opposed to a coax push and twist??? i think thats what my icoms have ... (i dont have them with me at current so im not 100%)
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
I can't remember if it is a screw type or BNC (push and twist) but the correct connector will be needed to attach the antenna
 

OutBacker

New Member
From the looks of it, the connector looks screw and it might be SMA. My first port of call would be Jaycar and see if it is a standard connector. Otherwise you'd need to see a RF connector specialist. Icom don't seem to have an external antenna kit as an option.

If they stock it, it will probably be

Gold SMA CRIMP Plug - RG58U - Jaycar Electronics

OR

MINI UHF MALE RG59 - Jaycar Electronics

If you can buy them end then you can buy a PL259 (CB type) female and you can make a small converter to plug into any standard Antenna.

Brad
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Someone else I talked to has the setup you are after and would expect it to be a standard connector for RF. They didn't mention any issues in getting parts to do the job
 

chancar

New Member
Connecting external Aerial to ICM IC-41s Handheld

Thanks for the responses, everyone. I will speak to ICOM directly to see what they recommend, mentioning the comments in this forum.

Cheers for your time

Chancar:D
 
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