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Antenna Coax Cable (Spliceable?)

Discussion in 'Audio' started by BowtieBlazer, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

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    Is an antenna cable or wire whichever you prefer just like any other wire so that you can just splice right into it? I need to leangthen the antenna cable on a project I am working on. I don't just want to cut the cable and find out I can't make it work. Thanks!
     
  2. Prembird

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    They sell an extension cable for what you are wanting to do... has a female connection on one end and a male connection on the other... Hope that helps..
     
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    I did the same thing I ended up buying extension wires like mentioned above. I don’t know all about the but when I bought the extra wire it said that it was not possible to cut the wire and have it work correctly? I don’t know how much to belive in that but that’s what was on the package. They have spliter devices and switching devices as well. I ended up using my one antenna line to run my radio, CB, and pager system for the truck.
     
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    yeah I talked to a buddy its possible just difficult to splice into an antenna. Its just like cable coax. I'll go search radio shack tomorrow for some extension cable.
     
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    Try a car audio shop they should have them for sure. We sell them for less then 5bucks on a 20 foot extension and around 1.50 for a 12 inch one.

    You can splice the cable yet I do not suggest it. There is one single pole center wire with a plastic shield; over that is usually a braided ground sheath and then the outer jacket. So you are right by saying it looks like TV cable. The extension will not hurt you any compared to a splice so go for the entensions and save yourself the heartache ;-)
     

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