Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics > will this coax cable work with this mount?

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: will this coax cable work with this mount? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-11-2012 03:01 PM
The Toolman Got your PM MD4P,

Coyote explained it perfectly, thank you sir.

I will second the mount from radio shack, but DO NOT buy the coax radio shack has, they don't stock good coax anymore. I would get the 8X coax though. Holds up better with that type of mount
02-11-2012 02:36 PM
CoyoteOn2 Or make a trip to Radio Shack, they've got them, save on shipping.
02-11-2012 02:32 PM
MD4P
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoyoteOn2
Yes it will work.........
Thanks for the info and very detailed response . Im pretty sure I saw a cable with a ring on it online. Ill have to see if I can find it.

Thanks again.
02-11-2012 02:06 PM
CoyoteOn2
I want to add to my previous post, that looking at the
Mount, you WILL need to Drill a LARGER HOLE into
the Body, or what ever your going to Mount it to.
The TOP hole will have to be large enough for THAT
PLASTIC INSULATOR, (as seen in photo) to fit. That
POST can not come into contact with GROUND in any
way. The Bottom is just the opposite, it has to contact
the Body via the Star Washer. HAS TO GROUND!
Not sure if mounting instructions came with your mount or not. So wanted to be sure you knew HOW IT'S TO BE MOUNTED TO WORK.
02-11-2012 01:53 PM
CoyoteOn2 Yes it will work. You will have to cut the PL-259 connector off one end of the Cable,
strip the cable back to expose the center wire. Put / soldier a "D" Ring connector to
that center wire, ( D ring just big enough to go over the stud (Top one in Photo) that
is insulated. Now yo strip a little more from the Cable, exposing the Braided wire. Put a connector on it, and secure it to the Bottom Post. NOW, you have to be sure that the CENTER wire does not come into contact with the Braided wire. ( Center is
POSITIVE / BRAID is NEGATIVE) Mount every thing up, Put an SWR meter in line and adjust Antenna, if it's adjustable that is. Remove the Meter, hook the Cable back up,
and you will be as they say, 10-8.
Your cable should be made up as so
Outer sheath
Braid
Foam insulator
Center Conductor.
When Soldering use only ROSEN CORE SOLDER
DO NOT USE ACID CORE SOLDER
Make good clean connections and be sure you have NO COLD Soldier Joints.
02-11-2012 12:27 PM
MD4P
will this coax cable work with this mount?

http://www.amazon.com/FireStik-K-8A-...ref=pd_sim_e_5

Amazon.com: Firestik M2 Molded Plastic Side Mount: Electronics

not sure how this attaches or if it will. thanks.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC