[time-nuts] GPS Antenna

Gregory Beat w9gb at icloud.com
Sun Jul 17 12:51:38 EDT 2016

Here is the original MaxRad GPS-TMG-26N antenna (same part number as PCTEL) 
that RF Parts is discounting (New Old Stock) for ~ $50.00
Launch3 cleared out surplus (new in box) Symmetricom 58532A GPS antennas
earlier this year.

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> On Jul 17, 2016, at 11:40 AM, Gregory Beat <w9gb at icloud.com> wrote:
> It should be noted that PCTel acquired a number of antenna manufacturers (1999-2005),
> Antenna Specialists, Micropulse, some Andrew products, Maxrad.
> The GPS antenna referenced, GPS-TMG-26, is virtually identical to the 
> earlier Maxrad GPS antenna that is found surplus through many venues.
> http://www.antenna.com/artifacts/2010101GPS-TMG-26N.pdf
> Install instructions
> http://www.antenna.com/artifacts/MIS_TIMING_GPS26.pdf
> For UNKNOWN used commercial GPS antennas, they are fairly generic.
> Many used antennas are a patch or helical design that have an internal LNA powered by +5 VDC 
> on the antenna line (powered from receiver) with a variety of connectors (F, TNC, BNC, N).
> HOWEVER ... BEWARE of +12 VDC powered antennas and receivers -- 
> often found with early dedicated timing solutions.
> --
> IF the antenna has a multi-conductor cable, it is most likely an integrated outdoor receiver and antenna with the cable providing voltage and data line using RS-485 or RS-422 standard.
> greg
> w9gb
>> The GPS Antenna Micropulse Z1001 appears to be what is now 
>> designated GPS-TMG-26
> Sent from iPad Air

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