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    VAS 1.3 GHz Cloverleaf Antenna (RHCP) Side Feed

    I bought one of these from RMRC months ago and I'm just now getting around to upgrading the video system on my wing to 1.3GHz.

    https://www.readymaderc.com/store/in...roducts_id=397

    My problem is that the pigtail is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long (nearly 15" long!), and I've never worked with coaxial before. Is it possible to cut the pigtail down and reattach the SMA connector? Or would I be ruining the whole thing? If someone has a good tutorial and/or video they could share, that would be MUCH appreciated! As my Google-Fu is failing me this evening.

    Thanks!!!

    ~Flash
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    Ok, no responses. I've been thinking about this since I posted and think I have three choices:

    1. Install as is. The only bad thing I can see with installing this way is that the 1.3GHz VTx will be about 1/2 an inch from the right wing servo. Could this cause problems?

    2. Attempt to shorten and replace connector. Downside could potentially be that I don't get it reinstalled correctly. $25 down the drain.

    3. Install as is Part 2 - Thought about "Looping" the pigtail in a circle a few times and bury in the EPP foam. Any possible negative effects from doing so?

    Thoughts appreciated! Thanks!
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    Finally! I should have known that Bruce would have covered this. Hopefully this helps someone else that maybe needs the help like I did.

    https://youtu.be/yFEzE1H9kgQ
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    Thanks for guestion! I am presently working to convert 5.8 to 1.3 ghz. I have lots of ?ístoo. This info helped me too. Iím going to chech Bach for more ?ís and info soon! Thanks, BIGTOE16

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