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Old 04-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Coax Cable for Outside Cable Connection

I would like a cleaner look for the outside cable connection at campsites.

Is television coax cable only available in a straight-line configuration (like photo #1)?

Or is television coax cable available in a configuration like on phone headsets (like photo #2)?


I don't like how the traditional straight-line configuration looks all strung out when hooked up at the campsite. If it's available in something like what's on a phone headset I want to purchase it. Any ideas?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Is television coax cable only available in a straight-line configuration (like photo #1)?

Or is television coax cable available in a configuration like on phone headsets (like photo #2)?

If it's available in something like what's on a phone headset I want to purchase it. Any ideas?
icocbw, but I don't think you'll find a coaxial RG-6 cable in a "spring-cord" version.

you might try some velcro straps to coil up and secure your excess cable length - Hook and Loop Fastener , Cable Ties, Computer Cable Organizers, Rubber Grommet, Velcro Cable Ties, Wire Wrap

best,
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Any ideas?
None here.

Personally, I don't think you have a choice. Well, other than not connecting to the cable system...
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I've never seen any curled coaxial cable, but I have used this on 12 and 25 ft. runs without any appreciable signal loss.

Amazon.com: GE 23278 Ultra Thin Coaxial Video Cable (Black, 25 Feet): Electronics

I would imagine any flexible coaxial cable, in the form you mention, would have to have stranded center conductor, rather than the solid wire used in standard coax.
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You might find a "Right Angle" connector. Attach that to Trailer and cable into that ,it would make it look better.
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You can buy the right angle connectors at Best Buy or Radio Shack. This will run the cable straight down. I had to add one to the back of the TV I installed in the bedroom, I used a very close to the wall mount which allowed no room to connect the coaxial cable.

I like your idea of clean look, I'm off to buy the right angle connector for the outside connection today.

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You can buy the right angle connectors at Best Buy or Radio Shack. ...I like your idea of clean look, I'm off to buy the right angle connector for the outside connection today.

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My cable plugin goes near the power cord. If you lead the extra cord to where the extra power cord is stored, you may have your problem solved.

However, there may be 'inductive interference' with the signal (hope that's the right term for it). If there is no signal problem, you could even use garbage bag/twist/zip ties to follow the power cord.

If someone tries this, let us know if it works! Thanks.
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