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Old 04-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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TV antenna lead

Our 2690 has standard crank-up boosted antenna, but thru-roof fitting is offset from antenna by 4 inches or so. So, when antenna is down there is a fair amount of slack in the lead-in. On a relatively wind free day, at highway speeds, it seems to 'ride' alright, but last several days have had 15-20kts crosswinds and antenna lead beats on roof, sounding like someone on top. Tried a strip of tape but it didn't hold. Anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Can you zip tie the cable to the arm and still be able to lower and raise it ?


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Old 04-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Unfortunately not. That would have been the ideal solution & if it weren't for the sealing of the thru roof I'd change with a longer low loss cable.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Unfortunately not. That would have been the ideal solution & if it weren't for the sealing of the thru roof I'd change with a longer low loss cable.
Light Bungee cord to restrict movement?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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I put a small bungee cord on the wire and attached it to a screw on my vent cover (close by).
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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Thanks for suggestion, as soon as sun up and warm enough for these old bones I'll give the bungee a try.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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Mine comes through the roof 16-18" from the antenna. Guess you're lucky if it's only 4" away. Don't notice a whole lot of noise from it. More noise from the vent covers. Not sure why it wasn't done like every other manufacturer and bring it up at the antenna base with a little slack for rotation. The Winegard batwing has a spot for it, but mine's just sealed up. I've questioned this on here before when I first got the MH. I thought it was an afterthought or a screw up, but in fact this is just how they do them. Pros and cons to every way of installing.

Any kind of nautical background Geri? Noticed you used kts instead of mph.
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