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Offline ByteBORG

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Re: Outdoor vs. Attic Antennas
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 2241 UTC »
As far as a window/door feed through, this is what I found.
For transmitting (up to a point) as well as receiving.
You can close the window or door on it.
50 ohms

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Re: Outdoor vs. Attic Antennas
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2014, 0744 UTC »
Radio Shack sells a "flat coax" 8" cable that's only about $5. Unfortunately, it's 75 ohms, and has F connectors at each end. Too bad they don't make a 50 ohm version with the right kind of connectors.

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Re: Outdoor vs. Attic Antennas
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2014, 0826 UTC »
Hitch, do you own the house or are you renting?

I had similar situation with a house I owned, the former owner had used rubber cement on most of the windows. What I did was this, I drilled a hole through the bottom of the window sill. Then I went to Lowes and bought one of those screw together coax entry tubes the cable guys use. I used some silicone to seal the flanges on the entry tube to the window. After I threaded the coax through and got the antenna up, I gave the tube a shot of expanding foam to seal it tight. It worked well.