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Hoop posted 08-07-2000 05:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hoop   Send Email to Hoop  
I am in process of installing a Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT antenna on a rail mount, attached to a stern railing on my Montauk. This antenna has the coax cable leading out horizontally from the chrome ferrule at the base in such a way that, when installed on the SS rail mount bracket, the cable hits the rail as I raise or lower the antenna. Solutions? Can I route the coax cable back out the bottom of the antenna without damaging the coax? Did I get the right antenna? Hoop, San Jose
triblet posted 08-08-2000 01:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I've got what I think is the same antenna
on my Montauk. Good choice -- the cheaper
Shakes have a shorter coax that won't
quite make it to the radio.

The coax comes out the side, but doesn't
interfere. I think it's the luck of the
draw on how the threads were cut. Maybe
try a different mount, maybe try a (BIG)
washer under the antenna.

Also, try asking Shakespeare.

Chuck Tribolet

Hoop posted 08-10-2000 01:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Thanks, Chuck, for your post. I talked today to Chris at Shakespeare. He said, "No problem. OK to pull coax out the bottom" of the antenna ferrule. Just soap up the coax and push the coax back through the rubber grommet and pull it out through the bottom. I'll do it! Hoop

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