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Old 10-10-2002, 03:31 PM   #1
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Red face Antenna connection

Call me ignorant, or just call me dumb.

I cannot figure out how to use the antenna on my '74 Tradewind. There are two locations inside the trailer that have a white plastic box. The boxes both contain a 12volt socket and two holes that say "antenna." How do I connect my TV to the "holes?"

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Old 10-10-2002, 04:08 PM   #2
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Mine had that same setup which I replaced when I put a amplified weingard antennae setup on it. I think those holes take some sort of a male banana connector.
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Old 10-10-2002, 04:15 PM   #3
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yeah, its an old-style plug for the flat-wire cable. can't get them anymore...

What I did was disconnect the antenna wire from the back of this plug, and connected it to a 300ohm-75ohm converter. (radio shack) This has 2 screws on it to which you attach the antenna wires (doesn't matter which wire goes to which screw), and a coaxial type plug to which you can connect a modern coaxial cable to your tv.

Someone posted a link here once to a catalog outfit that had the entire 12v outlet/coaxial connector wall plate. If they don't make one that is set up to have antenna wire connected to the back of the plate, you can always use the converter I mentioned, and just hide it behind the wall.
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