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Old 04-10-2016, 01:52 PM   #91
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Well dang, I can't find the specifics. But it's like this, use in plumbing.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:09 PM   #92
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Well dang, I can't find the specifics. But it's like this, use in plumbing.
Ah, I see. Thank you! So, I take it you cut a hole in it the diameter of the mast? The photo really helped me understand - thanks again.
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Ah, I see. Thank you! So, I take it you cut a hole in it the diameter of the mast? The photo really helped me understand - thanks again.
I just cut an "X" in mine and slide the pole in. I think foam pipe insulation may work too. Cheap enough, about a buck for a 8' length. It doesn't need to fit really tight, just tight enough not to lay over or wobble
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Foam pipe would fatigue with wind blowing the mast around. The rubber end stop with an "X" would hold up better.
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Ok radio experts, I need some advice. I am currently considering getting just the TV ready package on our 21, so I would have one coax jack on the outside of the trailer.

I am looking at this antenna Antenna as it gets decent reviews for both TV and FM. I'd run the coax from this antenna to the jack, then to the antenna's amplifier (inside the trailer), and then to a splitter. From the splitter one coax would be for the TV and the other to a built in car stereo probably like this one: Kenwood

I've found a coax to automotive antenna plug adapter -adapter - to plug into the Kenwood's antenna port.

But, I am not sure if automotive antenna setups have a different impedence than an antenna such as that one I'm looking at, and would a splitter cause problems?
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I just cut an "X" in mine and slide the pole in. I think foam pipe insulation may work too. Cheap enough, about a buck for a 8' length. It doesn't need to fit really tight, just tight enough not to lay over or wobble
Wonderful advice! You are a problem solver.
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I am looking at this antenna [URL="http://www.amazon.com/1byone-Omni-directional-Technology-Detachable-Waterproof/as it gets decent reviews for both TV and FM. [/QUOTE]

Good choice, I think. Of course we'll all know for sure after you post a user review.

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Good choice, I think. Of course we'll all know for sure after you post a user review.

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I think if I put the little USB powered signal amp in with the batteries, etc under the front seat and have Reace wire a USB outlet in there, that I can see if it helps. I know with some I have used, sometimes the inline amp has helped and sometimes it has made the signal worse. I've got a cell booster on order from Amazon and will try it here at home where we get a weak signal. If it seems to help I'll probably have a second coax jack next to the input one for the TV and the signal amp for it installed under there too.

Unless Jim comes up with a source for that nice looking blank port. I think I could use one of those and have both coax and a port for an external solar panel all fit into that one box.
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Bullfinch is a UK company -- do you know if they ship to the US, or even Canada?
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I can't find a nice box like that Italian one Jim found, but I did find a dual coax input one anyway that should work for both TV/Radio antenna and cell booster antenna. Amazon Canada has one Duplex Coax]

If these were available with just a blank rear plate, they probably have enough space to hold 2 coax under one cover and that 12v input you found Jim under the other cover. I supposed the holes could be epoxied closed and the plate redrilled that way.
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