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Old 05-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Removal of TV antenna

I own a 1970 International Land Yacht. I want to remove the TV antenna and I can't figure out what to do first. Can anyone enlighten me on this issue?
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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I removed the antenna on a 1971 Caravel. I had to remove layers of sealant that the PO had heaped onto the antenna base. I had a piece of aluminum that I cut as a patch hole and I cut it with metal shears. I sealed under the patch with butyl tape and rivited the patch into place. I used SikaFlex to seal the rivets and the edge of the patch.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Removal of TV antenna

Thanks for the information. I need to know how you removed the antenna. I have tried several times and I cant seem to get it removed. Where did you start?

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Thanks for the information. I need to know how you removed the antenna. I have tried several times and I cant seem to get it removed. Where did you start?

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You have to take the inside knob and cover off first, disconnect or cut the cable, mine ran along the top and in through the fridge vent for some reason. IIRC mine was fastened to the roof with screws that had to be backed out. Then I used a sharp putty knife to cut through the sealant.

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I have a 1983 turbo diesel Motor Home and my antenna was missing when I purchased it, however the buyer had purchased a new one, unfortunately it had the round coax and on the unit it had the old fashion flat wire which I believe is a 75? can you connect the flat wire to the round one?? my unit has a power rotating
hookup whether that means anything or not.Would sure appreciate any comments thanks
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:09 AM   #6
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The coax has 75 ohms impedance. The old flat twin lead is 300 ohms impedance. Newer TV sets typically have only the 75 ohm F-connector. Radio Shack and other similar vendors sell 75 to 300 ohm baluns. These little matching transformers will permit interconnection of the different cables.

Pics of a couple types are seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balun

In the long run, you might get better performance if you can run RG-6 coax from the antenna to the amplifier switch and then to the TV. Unfortunately this is easier said than done in most coaches.
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