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Old 03-04-2012, 11:33 AM
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Can I cut the connector off at the control head and then reattach it? Help please
Old 03-04-2012, 12:42 PM
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The antenna cable? Yes, you can cut and then install a new end...if I remember correctly it's a mini TNC.
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Originally Posted by dogfather View Post
The antenna cable? Yes, you can cut and then install a new end...if I remember correctly it's a mini TNC.
THANK YOU! I need to relocate the antenna and would not be able to route the cable with the end in place.
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Dogfather is correct. I know the GPA-017 (smallest) gps antenna uses a RG-58 TNC connector, not sure if the GPA-019 uses that or an RG-59 connector. If your connector is a twist-on, you should be able to reconnect with that connector, but if it's crimped and soldered, you'll need to get a new connector.
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Furuno 1850 antenna cable plug is $30 and available only from Furuno.

Its JIS (Japanese Standard) metric threaded plug
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Gentlemen: Thank you for your input I will cut the connector off and move forward with the gps antenna relocation.
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You do not have to go with the Furuno connector unless you want an exact fit. The coax cable is 50 ohm but the JIS cable has a thicker outer jacket as compared to RG-58. You can use a standard male TNC (not mini) for RG-58 which is MUCH cheaper and all you have to do is to reduce the outer cable jacket thickness. Best way is to use a dremel tool with a small drum sanding attachment. Iv'e done it lots of times.

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