Usrp/wbx duplexer tuning

If i were to use a usrp to tune a repeater duplexer, could i just
connect both WBX ports directly to the can’s, and use one port to tx and
the other to RX? Would i need to add some inline attenuation? For
clarification i would be doing this with 1 WBX

On 1-12-2011 11:36 AM, dave k wrote:

If i were to use a usrp to tune a repeater duplexer, could i just connect both
WBX ports directly to the can’s, and use one port to tx and the other to RX? Would
i need to add some inline attenuation? For clarification i would be doing this
with 1 WBX

The absolute maximum RX power on a WBX is about -10dBm, when turned up
to maximum gain. Beyond that, and damage to
the 2nd-stage LNA is almost guaranteed.

So, as a safety precaution, I’d put a 30dB to 60dB attenuator in-line in
front of the RX2 port on the WBX, depending on what your
expected TX power is going to be.

When you’re “tuning cans”, you’re trying to maximum the isolation
between TX and RX, with split-frequencies between TX and RX.
And you can easily pass through a region where TX and RX isolation is
zero while tuning them up.

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs