8000DLE Diversity Setup

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8000DLE Diversity Setup

Postby WA0VY » Mon May 29, 2017 3:48 pm

I am just now putting my diversity antenna in line and found myself scratching my head. Reviewing the manual, I see a reference to "RF1" which is said to me "reserved." However, on my 8000, that connector is marked "ADC 2." not "RF 1." I am assuming that will be where the diversity antenna should be connected but find nothing in the manual confirming that. I am also assuming that none of ANT 1 - ANT 3 connectors are used for diversity.

One final assumption is that ADC 2 will use BPF 2. Am I correct or am about blow something up?
73 Brent WA0VY
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Re: 8000DLE Diversity Setup

Postby w-u-2-o » Mon May 29, 2017 8:28 pm

Your assumptions are correct, Brent! The 8000 and the Orion MK II implements essentially the same switching architecture as the 200D.

Kudos to Apache for labeling this connector "ADC2", which will substantially help to eliminate the confusion associated with what RX2 is, or needs to be, assigned to in the software to make this work. Unfortunately the manual has not caught up with reality. And yet the labeling worked, as you intuitively figured out exactly which connector to use.

You are also correct in that the ADC2 input flows through the second set of BPFs.

73,

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Re: 8000DLE Diversity Setup

Postby WB8LBZ » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:49 am

I am lost, I am new to Apache Labs products and I have no ADC2 on my 8000. I have a RF1 but you both agree that isn't it. What am I missing?

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Re: 8000DLE Diversity Setup

Postby w-u-2-o » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:25 am

RF1 and ADC2 are the same connector and perform the same function. The only difference is the labeling: "RF1" on the earlier units, "ADC2" on the later units. RF present on that connector, regardless of labeling, flows through the ADC2 preselection filtering and into ADC2.

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Scott

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