Modification of Antennas - FCC Regulatory Domain

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Apr 23rd, 2008
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Hi guys and gals,


Can anyone answer or point me in the right direction in regards of modifying antennas? I'm pretty sure it's not allowed but can't find a definitive answer on the FCC website. The main question is:- if I've got a 2.4GHz antenna that's got a BNC connector (push and twist) on it for a Symbol Access Point can you cut off the BNC connector and crimp an RP-TNC (screw-on) connector in its place (or craft a BNC to RP-TNC converter)??


As stated, I don't think it's totally legal to do that but would like to have 'official' confirmation before the RF Police pay a visit!


Thanks.

Correct Answer by Scott Fella about 9 years 1 month ago

Yes you can.... as long as you don't go past the maximum transmit power per antenna gain. I have had antenna cables cut and crimped to a connector I can use.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps5861/prod_white_paper0900aecd801c4a88_ps4555_Products_White_Paper.html

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Scott Fella Wed, 04/23/2008 - 17:57
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Yes you can.... as long as you don't go past the maximum transmit power per antenna gain. I have had antenna cables cut and crimped to a connector I can use.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps5861/prod_white_paper0900aecd801c4a88_ps4555_Products_White_Paper.html

whitelp Thu, 04/24/2008 - 02:49
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Thank you sir, I now consider myself 'hedumacated' on the subject of antenna mods!


Regards, PW

Sushil Kumar Katre Wed, 04/23/2008 - 21:43
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You can absolutely use this antenna by cutting the connector or getting a convertor.


Please make sure that the gain is less than or equal to what is certified to use on the AP.


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