Originally Posted by Re-Pete
... The makers of the the Jack also sell a signal finder which connects inline with the cable and would make it easier for me to see. I think I'll go that route should I want it. My coax/switch/power supply is hidden inside a bottom cabinet. So the signal finder would be hidden down there.
You're right, if you can't see the display while rotating the antenna, it isn't very helpful. The portable unit marketed by the same folks who sell the Jack can be connected inline behind the TV or simply connected to the end of the coax. It is powered by a 9v battery as I recall.
Radio Shack and other electronic retailers sell push-on connectors for coax. Putting one on the end of the cable that connects to the TV makes it a snap to connect it to the meter if you choose to use it that way. I also put one on each end of the cable I carry to connect to RV park cable connector if I stop somewhere that offers it. Sure beats trying to thread it on when its cold or wet.