[TowerTalk] VNA2180 CM Test Jig

Martin Sole hs0zed at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 21:52:41 EST 2018

Yet they must be made. Bird, who may well make them for their own use 
mind, uses a 'N' - male 4 hole flange mount on some of it's dry dummy 
loads and maybe other products. I suppose if you really needed them :)

Martin, HS0ZED

On 10/01/2018 09:33, Paul Christensen wrote:
> Owners of the VNA2180 vector network analyzer may have an interest in a
> simple CM test jig I created using DipTrace PCB software.  I recently
> ordered a set of boards from Bay Circuits and if it works as planned, I'll
> make the Gerber files available free of charge through my QRZ.com page.
> The board measures 3.3" x 0.75".  A pair of in-line male BNC connectors
> mount flush to the PC board.  These are scarce items but can be found on the
> auction site.  To the best of my knowledge, neither Amphenol, nor any other
> large-scale RF connector manufacturer makes these special connectors,
> especially in an N style.  That forced me to use male BNC PCB connectors
> which will adapt nicely to a common female BNC-to-Male N between-series
> adapter.  I noticed that G3TXQ did something similar with his jig; perhaps
> he ran into the same issue.
> The board is single-sided copper and solder-masked with ample pour
> protection between the BNC center pin and surrounding ground plane.
> Connector centers are 2.5-inch to match the N connector spacing on the
> VNA2180.  More info after the boards arrive...
> Paul, W9AC
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