[Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
Eric, We are sending back the cable today for a 40 ft. cable,I think that will be long enough ??? It sounds like you also did not run it through the conduit. The small end of the cable is only 3/4 " , I was thinking that I should be able to run it without cutting the end off,I would prefer that. It will fit through the clam fitting and the round rubber seal has a split in it so it can wrap around the cable. Anyway, now that I have decided to return the cable for a longer one ,I should be able to run it one way or another.I will call and ask about sending me that gold connector.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 2:37 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
I installed a clam deck fitting on the transom.
I cut the connector off and ran the cable through the clam fitting. I purchased a fitting exactly like Amel used for the other wires going through the bulkhead and the ssb radio antenna cable. I then ran the cable through this new fitting on the bulkhead.Then along where the other cables are running over the cabinet, over the hanging locker and into the overhead of the mid ships bunk and finally to the nav station.
I would speak to whoever you bought the cable from and see if you can exchange it for a longer cable. I an not a fan of spliced coax. Just more signal loss in the cable and and one more connection to go wrong. You can buy a new connector that simply clamps on the end of the cut cable. Get a g old plated one.
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite
On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 03:04 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] wrote: