coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

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coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

Post by beecee » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:14 pm

is there much of a loss in range if I fit a coax joiner to my fibreglass aerial?

reason being its fairly big and I cant fit into most underground car parks

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Re: coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

Post by SteveO » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:30 pm

Not sure what you mean by coax joiner. Why don't you get one of the bases that fold over and fold it down when needed.
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Re: coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

Post by rochedalescan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:00 pm

I don't know how noticeable but there will be some loss using any extra connectors. I would probably go for the option above as SteveO mentioned
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Re: coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

Post by Comint » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:00 pm

beecee wrote:is there much of a loss in range if I fit a coax joiner to my fibreglass aerial?

reason being its fairly big and I cant fit into most underground car parks

cheers
Don't really understand your question.

I am guessing you want to cut your antenna in two, so that you can remove the top section when entering underground car parks, then join it back together when you exit.

Well, the standard coax joiner is certainly NOT suitable for the job, and without knowing the exact design of your particular antenna, I can't think of any off-the-shelf solution.

I would go with the suggestion for the fold-over base.

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Re: coax joiner on fibreglass 4x4 aerial

Post by beecee » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:47 am

I was refering to cutting the aerial cable, not the aerial itself

I looked into the fold down bases and this looks to be a good solution

Thanks for the help

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