*** RF-Remote antenna connector type ***

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  1. rms8

    rms8 New Member

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    Hi All!

    I am trying to find out what sort of connector the Hopper uses for the RF remote control antenna. It definitely isn't the industry standard F-type. I read somewhere that it might be something called an "M10" ???

    I am trying to extend the range of the RF remote control so it will work on a TV located two stories up and at the opposite end of the home. I took an RG6 (~ 10') and monkey-rigged it onto the antenna and to the antenna port on the Hopper. It worked (well, somewhat), but I need to terminate both ends of the RG6 with the proper connector; hence, my question as to what sort of connector it is.


    Thanks in advance!

    Rob

    FYI: It works if I am closer to the bedroom door, but from the bed, it is hit-n-miss, emphasis on miss....maybe need an rf (uhf) amp or better antenna?
     
  2. thomasjk

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  3. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    The Hopper remote antenna uses an M10 connector. There are M10 extension kits but I haven't found anything that converts the standard F-connector to M10 yet. The UHF 2G uses 2.4GHz ZigBee technology. So the ideal antenna length would be 1.23 inches, 2.46 inches, 3.07 inches or 4.92 inches. Longer is better, but they need to be those exact lengths for optimal performance. You could buy Dish's extender (P/N 169178, ~$10 I believe,) cut off the other end and attach a standard F-connector. Then you can extend the antenna in the same manner as the 722.

    Extending the Joey's antenna would take some soldering and warranty voiding, as its remote antenna is internal.
     
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  4. rms8

    rms8 New Member

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  5. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Dish, and possibly other places online.
     
  6. lonerwulf

    lonerwulf Mentor

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    Why would u want to?
     

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