Originally Posted by redneckcellphone
i just installed a new uhf antenna to put on my trailblazer. I ran it to the passenger door where i have coax already but the coax is getting pinched. any suggestions on what to do to fix it? thanks
Running the coax through the door makes it sound like it's a mag mount and yes, that's one of the problems with using a temporary antenna style. Solutions? Well, beyond the obvious of changing from a temporary mount to a permenant style mount you have a few options.
* You could route the coax through another path were it won't get pinched quite so easily (say around the hood and through a hole in your firewall).
* You could use smaller diameter coax and put up with the much larger loss and transmit power restrictions.
* You could look for a path through that doorway where the chance of getting pinched is less. Often near the hinges there's less pressure when the door shuts than by the latch (think folks slamming the door shut). You may also have a seam in the door seal you can fit the coax through to help protect it. There are probably more options if you look at the situation and think about it a bit.