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Old 07-10-2018, 10:38 PM
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Hello again,
I just got my new Comet GP-6NC from the Antenna Farm, and it has a connector Iíve not seen before. Their site, and Cometís, say it has a female N connector, but this not like any N connector Iíve seen before (see pic). I ordered a regular male N connector on my coax, and the coax will attach securely to the antenna, but when I check with an ohm meter I can tell there is no connection between the center conductor and the antenna. Can anyone please tell me what type of connector this is? Pretty sure Iíll need to get an adapter, but after a ton of Googling Iím still at a loss as to what Iím dealing with here. The package the antenna came in says it has an N-J connector, but that tidbit hasnít been helpful. I gather that just means N ďJackĒ, which I think means female, but Iím not sure. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:00 AM
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Hello again,
I just got my new Comet GP-6NC from the Antenna Farm, and it has a connector Iíve not seen before. Their site, and Cometís, say it has a female N connector, but this not like any N connector Iíve seen before (see pic). I ordered a regular male N connector on my coax, and the coax will attach securely to the antenna, but when I check with an ohm meter I can tell there is no connection between the center conductor and the antenna. Can anyone please tell me what type of connector this is? Pretty sure Iíll need to get an adapter, but after a ton of Googling Iím still at a loss as to what Iím dealing with here. The package the antenna came in says it has an N-J connector, but that tidbit hasnít been helpful. I gather that just means N ďJackĒ, which I think means female, but Iím not sure. Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Someone damaged the center pin of that female N. My guess would be someone tried forcing a PL-259 onto it.


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Yup, exactly. I have seen same damage on radios where a female N connector is splayed out from a male PL259.

Don't try to fix it, as the leaves of the center connector will simply break off.

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Send it back. I had the same thing happen to me. I contacted the antenna farm and they sent me a prepaid shipping label with the replacement antenna.
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Old 07-11-2018, 7:21 AM
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I would make sure the connector on the pre-made coax was correct as well.
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