F port antenna to coaxial adapter

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    pepi

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    Gee my post is missing:
    So here goes again, I have a tuner that as you can see has one of those lame F ports.

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    I wanted to run coaxial cable to an FM antenna, to pull in a jazz station. The LEDs tube lights were creating noise in the second garage.

    So I bought a coaxial cable union, shaved off the threads. Once smoothed kept filing until, the smoothed end was small enough to insert.
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    However, not to small because it needed an interference fit to hold it in place and provide a connection to the shielding of the coax

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    Why not use the connecter made for the job?
    Many available, crimp or screw together units.
     

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    ? davenn likes this? ^^

    I'm going to assume you have never tried the conversion. And explain why the two type of connectors that were posted. Using common sense as your friend, are useless.

    Rear picture of tuner, the wire antenna has a female plug, on a male port. Meaning the port has a pin.
    Second logical observation, no threads on the housing.

    The port on the tuner needs a female connector. A coax is a male connector and also requires a female connecter.

    The logical solution is a union, both ends shown..

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    Inlet was not visible as it had a makeshift hunk of junk stuck in it. Only went by the marking saying it was 75 ohm and your description as coax so as they say, don't shoot the messenger.
    Oh, and for any future help, best of luck.
     
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    That's not an 'F' port. Show it without the plug in. It looks to me like a conventional TV (UHF) socket and you should always use the correct connector for the job or you simply introduce problems/issues with extraneous pickup, interference, whatever if you don't.

    Filing down a non-standard (for the job) connector won't help you.
     
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    yes I did because it was the best logic !

    you logic was off base as you were/are trying to mate a F connector to a Bellinglee connector

    USE THE CORRECT CONNECTOR ON THE COAX :rolleyes:


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