Newbie Question on prepping MLA 30- antenna before RSPdx arrives

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      Hello,

      I am pretty excited for my SDRplay RSPdx to arrive as I have not not done SWL since the 70’s. Before it arrives I was thinking of ordering an MLA 30+ antenna in order to have something ready to go for when the RSPdx arrives.
      .. a starting point anyway as I am interested in exploring the full range eventually.

      My thought was to replace the cheap coax on the antenna ahead of time so it is ready when the RSPDx arrives (i.e. replace with RG6?… maybe 50 ft.). However, I am not even sure which of the 3 antenna ports on the RSPdx I should be targeting and therefor what kind of connectors to use on the ends of the coax. On the antenna side I’ve seen in a video where they added a BNC connector in the antenna box, but I am not sure if that makes sense for me (perhaps F or SMA on antenna side?… can you even use SMA connectors on RL6?). Anyway, the more I think about this the more I realize I don’t really know what I’m doing … Ha!

      Any comments or suggestions would be welcome (i.e. what port I should be targeting on the SDRplay RSPdx with the MLA-30+ relative to what coax connectors I should be using on both ends of an RL6 (or if I should even be using an RL6)

      Thank You

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