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Old 12-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Coax Cable Connector??

The other day the cable man was working at a neighbors house installing a Digital Adapter and left behind a short coax cable that he didn't use.. My neighbor showed it to me and if it were longer I sure could use it when setting up the Directv antenna with the trailer.. The F connectors on it have a collar built onto them that makes them easy to install and remove.. I have looked everywhere for something other than a removable tool to attach and remove F connectors.. THIS IS WHAT I NEED but am unable to find something similar anywhere.. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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The other day the cable man was working at a neighbors house installing a Digital Adapter and left behind a short coax cable that he didn't use.. My neighbor showed it to me and if it were longer I sure could use it when setting up the Directv antenna with the trailer.. The F connectors on it have a collar built onto them that makes them easy to install and remove.. I have looked everywhere for something other than a removable tool to attach and remove F connectors.. THIS IS WHAT I NEED but am unable to find something similar anywhere.. Any suggestions?
The Shack? I've seen them from Comcast.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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This one is from Comcast

This one was left behind by Comcast... When I contacted Comcast, they had no idea what I was talking about as their upgrade kits were built / packaged in Mexico.. The Shack had no idea where to get them.. Thanks for the response..
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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Herk posted some information about a tool a couple of months ago. I ended up ordering but I don't recall the name of the tool. Might try PMing him about it.

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I just found the thread and here is the link for the tool. Not sure if this is what you are seeking but wanted to share just in case.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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I have a couple of those cables also. Not sure where I got them. I used to have Comcast but now have ATT UVerse, so I think I got them from Comcast.

I like them because the grip is large enough that hand tighten is actually adequate for the task. No tools required.

I just spent about 30 minutes searching via Google and could not find them.

My cables say E233771 6 series and the connectors say TFC. But using that as search keywords was not successful.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #6
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My fingers are too big to screw the F coax ends on the RV or most of the places they place them on the (Park poles). I went to the (Shack) and got (2) Model #278-291,Cat# 278-291,Screw-on to Push-on F connector adapter. $2.50@ Screws on any length Coax cable needed. I stopped using Bad Words hooking up the cable! Youroo!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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Only time I have seen this kind of coax, with the easy to turn ends, was when Comcast started delivering the digital boxes they required for the digital conversion. They were in the box with the equipment. All mine were white. Haven't seen them anywhere else.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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I love that F connector wrench and have several now.
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Found several patent applications, but no actual manufacturer or supplier of the fitting referred to as a "coaxial cable connector nut rotation aid". If anyone finds a source please post, I would also like to order some as I make my own cables to specific length and this would be very nice to have.
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This will be a long shot but is this somewhat close to what you are seeking?

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