David A Froble
David Domeier wrote:
We have a roof mounter TV antenna, with coax running to the TV. A few years ago
the reception had deteriorated to something awful. Couldn't figure out why.
Don't remember why, but I replaced the coax, with a better grade of coax, and
the reception was as good as it had ever been.
I cannot explain why the capabilities of a coax cable decreased. Maybe
something at the connectors, corrosion, whatever. Maybe coax does deteriate.
If you're doing an annual (or whatever) inspection, maybe test some new cable,
and replace the old stuff. You replace spark plugs, gas in the tank, etc.
Couple of years ago a guy had a leaky carburator on his ultralight. We're
talking about $100 or so here. After several weeks of fixing, I suggested he
bite the bullet and just get a new carb. He was stuborn, vowed to fix the old
one, and blew a whole summer's flying.
Take the easy way out, replace the old stuff if it doesn't work, and enjoy life.
David Froble Tel: 724-529-0450
Dave Froble Enterprises, Inc. Fax: 724-529-0596
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