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Old 06-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
If you put it in the freezer it will last a long time I only do that with open tubes...wrap them in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer, haul it out the night before you are ready to use it. I have a 3 year old tube in there that I took out last week and it thawed right out.

Thanks for sharing this bit of info. I'll freeze my open tube in the morning!

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by tschat View Post
I would definitely replace your wire that is pictured. The 90 degree bend shown in your second picture implies the shielding is deteriorated. You will get inconsistent operation with varying levels of moisture.

Yes, if I want to use the antenna, the twin wire has to be replaced. Not only is the shielding broke at the 90, but one wire is also broke.
There are other parts of the antenna that need attention also. Some of the aluminum tubing is broke off and a couple scissor/pivot points are loose/unattached and not allowing the tubing to extend.

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #17
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Replacing antenna coax

Originally Posted by beckybillrae View Post
We ran a new coaxial when we bought the trailer about 4 years ago & that made a huge difference. I got more channels at the campground than my sister-in-law who has some sort of batwing.
Was on AS roof today working on antenna -- couldn't get it raised. Little lube accomplished that, but in process found that coax is not in good condx. Can see that braid is frayed. What is involved in replacing coax down to the booster. Have '86 Excella, 32'. Booster is on road side between 1st & 2nd windows.


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Old 11-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #18
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I have the original antenna manual and mine says that it is a VHF/FM antenna only. It might work with UHF to some extent but I can't see it being optimum for UHF.


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