Some uses for MCX connectors include connecting GPS receivers to antennas, connecting an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station to an external antenna and connecting DVB-T tuners to external antennas. GPS receivers use global satellite positioning technology to identify a user’s location and provide directions and maps.
Apple’s AirPort Extreme Base Station is a type of wireless router that enables Apple computers, iPads and iPhones to receive Wi-Fi signals and boosts data transfer rates. These devices include a USB port for connection of wireless enabled printers and MCX connector for adding an antenna to boost signal strength and increase the operating range of the devices.
Digital Video Broadcast, or DVB tuners, receive compressed digital audio and video signals and convert them to MPEG standards for viewing on desktop computers and laptops