[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Tue May 13 02:58:08 EDT 2014


On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 02:49:55AM -0400, William Park wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 10:17:16PM -0400, John Johnson wrote:
> > Very good Paul G. You showed that - with the correct set of tools and
> > technique - it is possible to make ones own cables.
> > In addition you showed that some commercially supplied cables are junk.
> > 
> > In any case, fitting RF cables and connectors is not an easy thing to do as
> > more is at play here than simple electrical connectivity.
> > 
> > /no_sarcasm_intended_or_implied (just in case)
> > 
> > JohnJ
> 
> You have to be careful with words here, since you're talking to antenna
> newbies...
> 
> First, you don't "make" own cables.  You buy RG6 cable, cut to length,
> and then put on compression ends.  You need tools, of course, but they
> are not expensive.  Second, weatherproofing usually means rubber cover
> which goes onto the cable before the end (otherwise it won't fit).
> 
> I've got compression ends, tools, and rubber cover, so I can bring them
> for demo if you want.
> -- 
> William

Oops, sorry... I am repeating what you and the previous poster are
saying.  Long drive from Peterborough.  Good night.
-- 
William




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