Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > SIRIUS XM Discussion Forums > Radios & Receivers
Visit Digital Radio Central


Radios & Receivers This is the place to talk about all the high-tech SIRIUS radios: Kenwood, Pioneer, Clarion, JVC, Alpine, Audiovox, Sony, XACT, and more!

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Mar 23, 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 15
Mike S is on a distinguished road
Default Can an antenna be repaired?

Is it possible to repair an antenna cable? Stupid me broken my Sporster IR car antenna at the plug while trying to feed it through the roof liner on my truck. The connector is lost up in my liner, so I would have to pickup a new one at radio shack if there is one even available. Am I wasting my time trying to repair this or should I just order a new one?
Mike S is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2005, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Dec 11, 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,819
UncleBoomsky is on a distinguished road
Default

Unless you're a wiring guru, you're better off buying a new one.

UB
UncleBoomsky is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2005, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Apr 09, 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 27
RedSiege is on a distinguished road
Default

You don't need to be a "wiring guru" to just fix a broken section of wire or even if the antenna wire gets cut in half. If you broke the connector, that's a different story. All you have to do is solder the interior conductors back together and then solder the outer shielding together. Do not let these 2 touch! Make sure you reinsulate the inside wire to prevent accidental contact with the shielding.
RedSiege is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Forum Administrator

 
Join Date: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 8,415
Michigan Made is a jewel in the roughMichigan Made is a jewel in the roughMichigan Made is a jewel in the rough
Default

You need to be a soldering guru. I tried to fix my brilliant idea for my SATSWB and I just couldn't do it. I should of used flux.
__________________



Michigan Made is offline  
 
 
Old 06-14-2005, 10:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Sirius Star
 
v1ru5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07, 2005
Location: Staten Island,NY
Posts: 2,732
v1ru5 is on a distinguished road
Default Can an antenna be repaired?

When I was Installing my home unit I needed a couple more feet of wire with the extension to complete my install.I cut the wire from the car antenna (didnt need it) and placed it in between the original,no problem.No solder just duct taped the connection making sure the wires weren`t touching.I now always have 2-3 signal bar on my Sanyo unit.
v1ru5 is offline  
 
 
Old 06-14-2005, 10:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Sirius Star
 
v1ru5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07, 2005
Location: Staten Island,NY
Posts: 2,732
v1ru5 is on a distinguished road
Default Can an antenna be repaired?

When I was Installing my home unit I needed a couple more feet of wire with the extension to complete my install.I cut the wire from the car antenna (didnt need it) and placed it in between the original,no problem.No solder just duct taped the connection making sure the wires weren`t touching.I now always have 2-3 signal bars on my Sanyo CRSR-10 unit,3 being the hightest on the main display.
v1ru5 is offline  
 
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Mar 23, 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 15
Mike S is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys,

I think I will pick up a new one and try to repair the old one to throw on my wife's jeep.
Mike S is offline  
 
 
Old 06-14-2005, 04:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
Forum Administrator

 
Join Date: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 8,415
Michigan Made is a jewel in the roughMichigan Made is a jewel in the roughMichigan Made is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Can an antenna be repaired?

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1ru5
When I was Installing my home unit I needed a couple more feet of wire with the extension to complete my install.I cut the wire from the car antenna (didnt need it) and placed it in between the original,no problem.No solder just duct taped the connection making sure the wires weren`t touching.I now always have 2-3 signal bars on my Sanyo CRSR-10 unit,3 being the hightest on the main display.
How long has the duct tape help up?
__________________



Michigan Made is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > SIRIUS XM Discussion Forums > Radios & Receivers


Digitalradiocentral.com




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.