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connecting coax?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by Confederate9, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i was wondering is it possible to connect 2 coax cables?
    i have one and the end thing that connects to my whip antenna broke off, and i would jsut replace the cable but the way i routed it would make it almost impossible.
    could i connect 2 cables?
    if so, how?


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  2. chevyracing

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    Connecting two cables is never good but can be done. Just remember (mudnutt, I know) to make sure you keep it at 18 feet and then increase it in increments of 3 feet for wave purposes.
    Have you thought about hooking a new coax to the old one with tape or solder and pulling the new through with the old one and then soldering new ends on? If that is not an option then you can buy the ends at Radio Shack for next to nothing and put a male and a female end on at the break just like what you have on the back of your radio.
    John

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  3. Confederate9

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    what bout taking a coax from 1 cable and putting it on where the other one busted off


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