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Old 05-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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any problems with antenna connections/connectors?

Has any body had any problems with the connector ends on their antenna cable? Just wondering if I need to look at the "hidden" things.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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If you don' yet have problems with the crappy crimped connectors you probably will at some time in the future.

If you're just poking around it would be a good idea to replace them with the compression type connector. The tool and connectors can be had on ebay at a decent price.

I had a crimped one pull off so I replaced everyone of them with the compression type. Also, as some of the electronic purists might say, a crimped connector creates an impedance bump in the coax cable.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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If you don' yet have problems with the crappy crimped connectors you probably will at some time in the future.

If you're just poking around it would be a good idea to replace them with the compression type connector. The tool and connectors can be had on ebay at a decent price.

I had a crimped one pull off so I replaced everyone of them with the compression type. Also, as some of the electronic purists might say, a crimped connector creates an impedance bump in the coax cable.
I have all the right tools and connectors. My previous SOB had connectors that looked was put on by a teenager on steroids with a huge set of pliers. These things were squished and some even pulled off. Anyway the new owner of my SOB should have zero problemo with his or her cabeling. I was just hoping to hear that the Infinity builders were up to speed on this. Thank you.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:07 AM   #4
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If you don' yet have problems with the crappy crimped connectors you probably will at some time in the future.

If you're just poking around it would be a good idea to replace them with the compression type connector. The tool and connectors can be had on ebay at a decent price.

I had a crimped one pull off so I replaced everyone of them with the compression type. Also, as some of the electronic purists might say, a crimped connector creates an impedance bump in the coax cable.
That is exactly what I did. All of the connectors that I could find I replaced with compression fittings. Easy to do and 1000 times better than what the factory did. I had a two that fell off when unscrewing from the pass through connectors. Also found that they ran the antenna input of the 'outdoor' hockey puck radio into a splitter that also fed the basement and master bedroom jack. Very stupid of them to do so as it was causing interference and 'skipping' of the satellite signal on those two outputs. I pulled it out and replaced it with a car antenna and all was great.

I bought the fittings, compression tool and cable stripping tool at a local Harbor Freight.
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My bed room didn’t work so I drilled a hole through the wall and put a splitter on the main line to get both to work and mine is loosely goosey but I have an advantage we have a batwing or wing man and can get 70-90 mile radius give or take
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