Is this resistance check on my coax connections OK?
I have a ST2 antenna with the 50' rg6 coax that came with it. The antenna has not been put up yet. I connected the 300 to 75 ohm transformer to the antenna. With the 50' of coax connected to the transformer, I did a continuity check on the "F" connector, at the other end of the coax, from the center pin to the outside of the F connector, where the threads are, and my analog meter needle shoots over to the right of the display.
Is this what it's suppose to read/do?
I know when I checked the coax when it wasn't connected to anything, touching the center pin to the outside casing of the F connector, my meter didn't move at all which I believe to be correct but I'm not sure when it's all connected to the antenna if the center pin and outside casing are suppose to show my needle moving.
Sorry if the lingo is rudimentary but I'm not that familiar with multimeters but I do know how to check for resistance and some basic tests.
Thanks for any assistance with this question.
Steve in Vermont
Uniden BCT15X - FreeScan - ST-2 Antenna by Antennacraft
Last edited by Blackink; 07-30-2013 at 8:22 PM..
Reason: Changed resistance check to continuity check (in the message, not the thread title)