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Old 02-14-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
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Yes, I have yet another ongoing antenna question. Well, if anyone remembers my last antenna died a horrible death by falling off (double stick tape installed in Ohio winter to blame I think). I got a replacement sent by the person I bought original kit from. The model he sent me is much smaller (height is nearly half as tall, and smaller diameter too. It's a magnet mount, says Sirius on top in raised black letters, and a lighter colored black square on top. The tail coming out of it is rounded.

Question is two- fold:

What brand is it (it doesnt say)?

The connection on it is a single plug that is very narrow and a metal connection. Question is, my unit (Jensen SSR-2000) has two plugs, both plastic, how do I connect it? I have seen the splitter that connects the newer single wire antennas to a double one, but with my plug here, it still wouldnt work. Any ideas? Do the plastic connectors come off? Could I swipe the plastic one from the old antenna and hook it up to the new one? If so, how does it come off?

Please help. Have been without my commercial free music for weeks. Dying here.

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Old 02-14-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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Those are the newer antennas that only have one connection. You connect that into the SAT plug. Your older one had one for TER but that is not used in this newer one. Also, they are getting smaller in size as the technology inproves.

I believe the maker is TERK.
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Old 02-14-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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but with this metal connection, how do I connect it? It wont fit? And the adapter I found at Cruthfield has a plastic plug on the single side as well, and this is only metal. I am confused.
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Old 02-14-2004, 07:42 PM   #4
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Can you take pics of the setup you have?
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Old 02-14-2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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I installed my wife's Kenwood PNP unit and also noticed her antenna had only one lead, while my older one had two. I remember reading something...maybe in my manual....that if I wanted to use this antenna with an older 2 input system, I had to buy an adaptor.

I did a little research and found this unit at Crutchfield.com. It is a Terk SIR-SP Splitter

It can be found at http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...asp?i=209sirsp

It is about $20.00. You can decide if you need to buy one of these...I never had the need to use one, I just know they exist. Perhaps someone with more experience can help you further.

Note: I don't work or have any business with the above website other than being their customer....I just find they have the best info found anywhere online about the products they sell.
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Old 02-16-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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I have seen that splitter before. My problem is that the single connector on the splitter has a plastic snap connector. The antenna cable is only a metal connector (like what is inside the plastic connectors). I dont think that it will fit.
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Old 02-16-2004, 02:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Can you take pics of the setup you have?

Yes, I can do that, but how do I post them? ( I will take them tonight)
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:54 PM   #8
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Can you take pics of the setup you have?

Yes, I can do that, but how do I post them? ( I will take them tonight)
Just send them to me and I can host them for you.

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