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  1. Campervan Numpty

    Campervan Numpty

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    Hi, I have bought a usb tv tuner for my computer tablet so I can use it as a low power consumption campervan television.

    I have bought a compact 'high gain' roof aerial as the signal inside my metal box will be highly anaemic - but here's my problem:

    The usb tuner comes with a tiny micro (3.5mm dia approx) aerial cable socket - but my roof aerial with standard car hifi type cable and connector.
    I can't find an adaptor to connect the two. Does it exist?
    Any ideas how I can make this work?

    ps. some usb tuners come with full size cable socket - but they have laptop/pc software - not phone/tablet!
     
  2. Campervan Numpty

    Campervan Numpty

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    I tried to post pics of the micro cable, but upload failed. (Avatar page is down too.)
     
  3. Ylli

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    Does the socket on your tuner look like this:
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    And the coax from your antenna look like this:
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  4. Campervan Numpty

    Campervan Numpty

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    20181211_163139.jpg Thanks for your reply!
    Nope - neither of those look like my connectors - I'll try and attach compressed images of both and see if they upload...
    The larger fitting is the aerial, the TINY one is the one which comes with the usb tuner.

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  5. davenn

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    the large image is a standard Bellinglee TV antenna connector

    the small one, unfortunately you didn't supply an end on view so I have no idea ..... as it, it looks like as DC power connector
    as in, I don't recognise it as a RF connector .... it may be some oddball version of a MMCX RF connector

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Tha fios agaibh

    Tha fios agaibh

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    Screenshot_2018-12-11-14-31-11-1.png
    Like this?
    Lots of adapter combinations available on eBay.
     
  7. Campervan Numpty

    Campervan Numpty

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    Apologies for the slow response - I've been away and don't get notification of replies.
    Massively grateful for your help - the adapter you show on ebay looks like the one I need! I was resigned to it not existing as an ebay search was the first thing I tried.
    Close, but not quite the one. Mine doesn't have so many split segments or the internal white insulator. Thanks for your help though. ( :
     
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  9. Ylli

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    Number of splits is just manufacturer's preference. If you use the short solid adapter, be careful to support the attached cable so it doesn't damage that little MCX connector.
     
  10. Campervan Numpty

    Campervan Numpty

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    Okey doke Ylli - thankyou. ( :
     
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