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post #8 of Old 06-14-2007
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Originally Posted by Terah
OK, infinite resistance with radio and aerial disconnected. Next to none with the far end shorted. Very high resistance (only shows on 20M scale) with aerial connected.
That would tend to indicate the antenna--unless marine VHF antennas are very unlike any other VHF/UHF antenna with which I've dealt. (And that's been a lot, over the years. Doesn't seem likely--but it's a strange world.)

Originally Posted by Terah
Have swapped the aerial, no change.

With borrowed cable+aerial the radio still works fine.
Your cable and/or antenna are haunted .

Seriously: Unless it's something in the antenna-end connector that only shows itself when the connector is screwed on to the antenna, I'm at a loss.

Can you try the borrowed coax on your antenna?
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