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Old 01-05-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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I know you can connect Sirius antenna plugs to RG-6 or 59 coax cable, but I can't find the connectors. I'm going to wire up my house and would like to use RG-6 up to the antenna. I know the home distribution kits probably come with connectors like this, but I'm not buying the kit since I have everything but the connectors. I looked around TSS but couldn't find them.

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Try to call Sirius customer service and ask them for a replacement SMB to coax cable.
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When the first announced the home distribution kit I did some searchs for the connectors. They are available out there, and are short 6" pigtails with the SMB on one side and an F connector on the other. They are/were very expensive, purchasing 2 or 3 of them would cost more than the home distribution kit.
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For clarification and a bump, what I need would be a SMB-Female to F connector, and a SMB-Male to F connector.
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Do a search for brianrwebb. He is a great resource for this stuff.

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mrbrianwebb actually found me. Thanks
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So where did you find them at and how much? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Well... The options are, bad. You can go to allparts.com and find the type of stuff you need, but you have to contact the company that sells them, mostly Japanese companies. They usually sell to businesses who buy large monthly amount rather than, 2.

It seems the best idea is to get a hold of the cables with the ends already on. But it's not cheap. You pay about as much as you would for the home ditribution kit which comes with them.
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Yup, thats what I found when I called around. Buy the kit, get the antenna and everything cheaper.
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Look to the North, eh!

http://www.siriuscanada.ca/ProductsACC-SRG1746-e.htm

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That's one direction, F to SMB of the radio, what about the SMA to F needed at the antenna end?

The only antenna with an F connector on the bottom is the one that comes with the home distribution kit.
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Doesn't seem to want to allow an order on the first link, but does on the 2nd. If one wanted to use these without the amplifier, it would seem you'd need a Sirius antenna with an F-Connector outside. I don't think they sell one, but perhaps the XM/Terk will work (but it's expensive). And these cables seem to be SMB-Male to F-Female. Or to use a Sirius home antenna, one would need an SMB-F to F-connector outside.

Gosh, I'd live with an impedance mismatch to be able to use my Sirius home antenna outside, and use an existing, but unused, run of RG6 (about 12 feet) to get from outside to my Sirius radio. A couple of cheap adapters like this would do it:
SMB-Male to F-Female (or male)
SMB-Female to F-Male (or female)

Anyone got a source for those?
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Doesn't seem to want to allow an order on the first link, but does on the 2nd. If one wanted to use these without the amplifier, it would seem you'd need a Sirius antenna with an F-Connector outside. I don't think they sell one, but perhaps the XM/Terk will work (but it's expensive). And these cables seem to be SMB-Male to F-Female. Or to use a Sirius home antenna, one would need an SMB-F to F-connector outside.
The home distribution kit has the F-connector antenna.
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Let's get something straight here. The push-on connector at the radio is an SMB connector Male and Female. The screw-on connectors on the outdoor antenna are SMA connectors (again Male and Female), not SMB.

The Home Distribution kit and the CATV kit come with F connector antennas, otherwise you will need an SMA to F pigtail.
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