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Old 08-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Question about mounting an outdoor antenna at home

I'd like to mount an antenna outdoors at my home, but I really don't
want to drill a hole through the wall to pass the cable through. Is there
an adapter such as a ribbon cable to go alongside sliding windows? If so,
any info would be appreciated.

Failing that, any tips would be welcome.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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I have seen flat window cables for dish cable, but not for sat rad.

There have been threads discussing wireless repeaters, but without much sucess.

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I have passed mine though the window by pushing the wire in the creases and carefully closing the window. Make sure that this is not a window that you'll be opening and closing frequently. As a matter of fact, if you sucessfully close the window and haven't damaged the antenna, I'd just leave it closed. I would not force the window closed or close it quickly. If you start to close it and feel resistance you should check it to see if you're damaging it.
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I have mine run along the door frame. I used a rotary grinder to cut part of the frame to accomodate the thinkness of the wire and just ran it inside.

If you are running Dish Network or Direct TV, you should also look into this:

http://www.directed.com/audio/sirius...ies.asp#hm_dbs

As it will save you a lot of time if you already have sat TV ...
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I have passed mine though the window by pushing the wire in the creases and carefully closing the window. Make sure that this is not a window that you'll be opening and closing frequently. As a matter of fact, if you sucessfully close the window and haven't damaged the antenna, I'd just leave it closed. I would not force the window closed or close it quickly. If you start to close it and feel resistance you should check it to see if you're damaging it.
I did the same thing in the bedroom, but unfortunately one morning I wasn't fully awake, closed the window without thinking about being careful and cut the cable! I ended up drilling a hole in the wall and repaired the antenna cable.
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