Another FM antenna thread, sorta

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Lavane, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Lavane

    Lavane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I recently bought a new home and brought my outdoor 1/2 wave omni antenna with me. I plan on mounting it to a chimney. I already have two cables coming through the wall near my stereo equipment. One for interwebs and one for satellite tv. I really dont want to bore another hole in the wall, or floor. I remember RS selling a flat copper tape with connectors on each and for mounting in a Window track or sill. Does anyone know the proper name for it or if it can still be found?
     

     

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  2. I LIKE MUSIC

    I LIKE MUSIC Super Member

    They are still available and can vary in price.


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    The Diamond Antenna device is a quality unit, FYI, it is designed for 50 Ohm feed line and comes with SO-239 connectors rather than F type connectors.

    A very quick search using F- Type RG6 Flat Under Window Cable returns a number of hits. Google is you friend.
     
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  3. Lavane

    Lavane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks! I just didn't know what to call the thing. And I remembered the RS version being kinda cheezy, bare copper with some adhesive on the back.
     
  4. amptramp

    amptramp Active Member

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    There used to be a window connector that had two large aluminum disks on each side of the thickness of the glass and terminals with twin-lead spacing. The disks acted as capacitor plates and there was no need to make any hole in the house to bring signal in. I think the spread of double-pane glass may have made this disappear but you may still find someone with stock somewhere.
     

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