Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: VHF antenna issues?
"So, I'm thinking of making a small, 6" jumper, cutting off the masthead connector and installing a new one there. Then attach the jumper to connect the antenna. Any thoughts?"
Sounds like your best plan if you don't want to change the whole coax. However my worry would be water ingress into your inline connection (and hence right down your inmast coax..bad for performance) Could you use adhesive heatshrink around the connection to seal it? That's what they did at the other end of mine, at the mast base. The heatshrink should encompass the inline connector and both plugs mated to it.
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