Purchased an Dell Optiplex GX620 P4 3.2GHz HT 75GB HD small quiet PC occasion for 99€. Has the trusty XP OS so i hope to got rid of the communication hangers with the USB-serial i have with W7pro 64b and N1MM Also i wanted to have a WSPR N1MM dedicated PC in the shack.
This one is RF(almost) and audio-wise quiet and has low power consumption for 24x7x365 purpose.
I gave up W7pro-64 with N1MM and USB-serial converter it is not stable i have to reset the interface too often it is meshing up my logging and it is a nerving me.. Until now no hangups it is quiet almost forgot it is running on the desktop.
In the same shop i purchased an Eminent Em4570 router to replace the RF noisy Linksys WRT54G with its build in 2 step-down very noisy switchers i could not silence the RFI in 14-30 MHz band.
This Eminent seems to be of higher quality it has a metal case whereas the Linksys is in a plastic box.
The WRT54G has 2 external antenna connections of type reverse-TNC i use an outdoor Antenna over a short RG213 2x N cable to a double loop reflector antenna and have a RP-TNC to N-Female adapter for that.
But EMINENT uses 3 SMA smaller types for 3 whip antenna's
This is the SMA connector at the EM4570 it is confusing but this seems to be a RP-SMA-Female with pin!
And the counter part is the RP-SMA-M male with jack... Confusing a reverse polarity male is a female...
A sort of lesbian SMA connector.
above is the connection at the EM4570 whatever it is called...
But i still need an outdoor antenne with snow at the roof the signal is to weak over 50m
The Dell Optiplex GX620 mini desktop still has all the connectors needed for Hamradio