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Coaxial Needle Repair

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Hoopkidups

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Hi,

I've been using a Terk HDTVa antenna for a while, but recently the needle in the coaxial cable coming out of the antenna broke off. Since the cable is basically part of the antenna itself, I can't just replace it, so I'm hoping there's a way to repair the coaxial cable.
If anyone knows how to do this or perhaps knows of a way to replace the cable itself I would appreciate your help.

-Thanks
 

hsdtech

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Actually it's called the center conductor. Anyway, yes they can be fixed. All you need to do is cut the end off and install a new fitting.
You can buy a coax cable prep tool, crimper/compression tool, and fittings to put a new fitting on the cable.
There are also no crimp screw on fittings that you could use.
You can go to radio shack and have them explain to you what you need and how to do it.
 
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