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I'm trying to replace the antenna on my Sprint Airave to get more distance (more on that later). i am trying to find the connector it uses on digikey. ive attached a picture. if you can tell me what this part is called, i'd greatly appreciate it. bonus: if you can get me a digikey/mouser/newark part number, i will post an instructable on range-boosting an Airave! also, i havent examined the pcb extensively yet, but if i slap a giant antenna on this board, will i have to put some sort of load inductance? i havent worked with near-Ghz frequencies before, so i dont know how sensitive these things are to loading. thanks, Daniel

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kelseymh (author)2009-01-08

Isn't that an MCX right angle connector? You may need to check the dimensions to differentiate between MCX and MMCX.

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samurai1200 (author)kelseymh2009-01-08

you nailed it! that would have taken me hours to find. thank you so much.

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kelseymh (author)samurai12002009-01-08

Well, it looked to me like the connector on my old iBook's Airport card, so I Googled that first. The fourth or fith hit was a discussion forum where the person called it an "MCX", so I Googled that until I found pictures.

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samurai1200 (author)kelseymh2009-01-08

very nice. so, any takers on the antenna loading question?

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