coax routing question - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-29-2006 Thread Starter
rb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
coax routing question

Putting a "shortie" marine VHF ant on the boat. This ant is the one with a loading/matching coil at the bottom of the whip.

The coax comes down from the center of the coil. The base of the coil has a threaded female fitting same thread/dia as the male counterpart of the lay down mount. The lay down mount has holes in it to accommodate the coax in its journey to the radio.

Question is how the heck do I screw the ant onto the mount without the coax cord getting twisted to the point of damage? Is the idea that the coax will roll (twist) enough as I''m screwing the ant onto the base that it won''t damage something?

I know some of you have been there/done this, so tell me the way out of the problem.
rb is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-03-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
coax routing question

Pre-Load the coax.
(i.e. twist coax in opposite direction before connecting to base)

PhotoEd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 02-06-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 399
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
coax routing question

Go to Home Depot and in the section where the tie wraps and electrical heat shrink are you will find Dielectric grease anti corosion GB brand I think is what they carry. Grease the fittings and they will not corode that little tube will last for a long time and its one of the best $3.00 buys you can make I use it on every thing electric even battery posts. Not one fitting has coroded in two years.Plus it makes removing a connector like yours a snap.
sailnaway is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 03-15-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Coax routing

The coax connector should have a threaded ring to attach it to the bottom of the coil. the coax cable should not be rotating when the connection is made. The center pin on the end of the coax goes into the coil fitting and then the ring tightens all down. Seal up with "coax-wrap" or butyl tape and wrap with electrical tape.
rhumba is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ladder question mcain Gear & Maintenance 14 08-03-2007 10:28 PM
Another proper course question langousta Racing 11 12-27-2005 05:33 AM
GPS question wallm General Discussion (sailing related) 13 05-30-2004 02:10 AM
question on sails Mark_OD23 General Discussion (sailing related) 6 11-19-2002 04:41 PM
Question about marine diesels bdkorth Learning to Sail 9 07-03-2002 10:52 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome