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Old 02-06-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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Well, if you have read any of my near panic posts the past 3 days you might already know of my loss of signal. I broke down and went to a retailer today. He hooked up the unit to another antenna, and instant crystal clear music came thru, then he hooked the antenna up to a tester thingy, and the good news it is the antenna, bad news is if I buy one from him it is $75 dollars. Anyone have one for sale that would install to a Jensen SSR 2000 or know where I can go look for one? Does any Sirius antenna work on any unit? I know beggers shouldnt be choosey, but I would rather have a magnetic mount if I could. Thanks to all that help and have already helped.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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You can use the magnetic mount antenna if you get one of these:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=1&cc=01&avf=Y

Then buy the Kenwood car kit for $29 and use the antenna:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=1&cc=01&avf=Y
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:33 PM   #3
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Will it work with the Jensen unit I have? (2 plugs)
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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Yes, that's what the first cable is for, it splits the single wire antenna into two so it will plug into your Jensen.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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Sorry, my stupidity, I see now.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:40 PM   #6
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The guy at the store that I went to, was very nice, and helpful, but criticized my mounting. I had the antenna mounted on the roof of my minivan (YES, I SAID MINIVAN- lol), and the wires running out of the pigtail on the back of the antenna wire tied to the roof rack, then in the door weatherstripping. He said the wires wouldnt hold up to the wind damage they get alone, and that is probably what did it in for the antenna. Any truth to that?
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:46 PM   #7
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The wires are very fragile. Any bends in them can easily break them. When you say it was tied to the roofrack, how did you do that?

You need to be careful about how you route the cable. I wrapped duct tape arond the wire at the point where the wire makes contact with the metal underneath the weather seal on my hatch. I figured that would help reinforce it and keep the sharp edge from cutting into it. So far so good.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:52 PM   #8
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Tied it to the roof rack with the plastic zip on wire ties that you get anywhere. Kinda pissed at myself for not knowing how fragile these wires were, ruined an antenna QUICKLY. Maybe you or someone could post a thread of install tips, or an install faq tips page that would have these in it? Maybe save someone else $50 bucks in the future that didnt have to.



Now, go ahead and point out that it probably already exists somewhere on here so I can kill myself now and get it over with.




Thanks Manco, having you guys around is awesome. WIsh I would have asked these questions earlier before I so impatiently hooked up my unit.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:56 PM   #9
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Yeah it's best to ask questions first

Sometimes this information isn't neatly organized so it's best to look around and then ask questions if you can't find the answer. I'm sure you aren't the first to ruin an antenna with tie wraps if that's what caused it. I do recall someone using them and tightened them too much, breaking the wire inside the cable.
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Old 02-06-2004, 09:20 PM   #10
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Was kinda almost hoping someone would pitty me and offer up an antenna they have laying around somewhere.










(subliminal message) Send Firemedic an antenna.....send firemedic an antenna......send firemedic an antenna......
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Old 02-07-2004, 01:55 AM   #11
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You might try and take it to a 2-way radio shop and have then put a new piece of coax cable on it. You can look in the yellow pages under "radio" and then 2-way radio service. Places that work on bussiness radios would be able to do it. I isn't that hard. Finding coax that thin is tough but you should be able to use any coax that is ok for sat freq. I wouldn't think that they would charge you much.

I have an antenna that I got from "fromplanetbob" and it has had some soldering done to the coax so you might try and ask him what it takes.
Tim

ps. "fromplanetbob" that antenna you sent me works great. Thanks again.
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Old 02-07-2004, 11:48 AM   #12
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I did solder on the antenna wire for the Kenwood magnetic mount antenna. When I got done, I couldn't get more than 1 maybe 2 of three bars of signal with it. I gave it to kb5czr on the forums. I've since given my spare antenna to my mom who broke here.

It's definately not that hard to solder on that kind of wire, but you'd have to find the break and solder on a new connector or crimp one on.

Also, if you get a one wire antenna you need the additional $15 adapter to make it work for the jensen.

In the end, I think your best bet is this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32816

This guy will activate it on your current account if you want, and for $40 ($25 for the radio, $15 shipping) you get a whole new radio WITH antenna.
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Interesting, the AudioVox has a streamer antenna. Is this an updated version of the AudioVox designed to take a 1 wire antenna? Nevermind, upon further observation, it appears it includes the antenna splitter in the box.
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Yeah, I'd love to get one, but I have 4 radios now and 2 more H2A's on my desk for my "project". But this is probably what I'll put in the truck I might buy...
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:08 PM   #15
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In the end, I think your best bet is this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32816

This guy will activate it on your current account if you want, and for $40 ($25 for the radio, $15 shipping) you get a whole new radio WITH antenna.


Great catch bob......THANKS. I TOTALLY missed that listing.

See, this website is AWESOME...thanks once again guys and gals
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