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    Uhf Tx Protection

    I picked up a foam filled case for my radio, antennas and goggles etc. I have to remove the antenna from my uhf transmitter to fit it in and whenever I see one of my transmitters w/o an antenna I get jumpy. I have some rubber ducky 2.4 antennas laying around that I can connect to the tx and it fits in the case but I wasn't sure the load would be the same. I have the wiring between the radio and tx hot glued to keep things tight so I don't want to unplug those connections. Thanks in advance.

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    I'm in the same boat. I'm thinking a 50ohm dummy plug might be the way to go, but I need to research it more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tronski View Post
    I'm in the same boat. I'm thinking a 50ohm dummy plug might be the way to go, but I need to research it more
    That's the way to go, everyone should keep one around for things like this or testing. They're a dime a dozen on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecretSpy711 View Post
    That's the way to go, everyone should keep one around for things like this or testing. They're a dime a dozen on eBay.
    Great idea to use a dummy load.

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    I know its a bit of a hassle, but another thing that you could do, is remove the battery from the transmitter.
    I know a lot of people will not do it, but at least, it will remind you to install the antenna before plugging the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infiltrator View Post
    I know its a bit of a hassle, but another thing that you could do, is remove the battery from the transmitter.
    I know a lot of people will not do it, but at least, it will remind you to install the antenna before plugging the battery.
    It does make sense but I have the lipo stuffed in my taranis pretty tight and the balance plug connection is pretty stressed in there so I just take it out for charging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post
    It does make sense but I have the lipo stuffed in my taranis pretty tight and the balance plug connection is pretty stressed in there so I just take it out for charging.
    Well in that case, a dummy plug would work just fine for you.
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