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Severed CB Antenna Cable??

My Sons friend gave me a built up(BooKoo power) Cobra 29 LTD beause he don't Truck over the road no more. I installed it & found my Antenna cable cut almost in half, come completely apart with a very little pull. I really don't want to install another 16 footer back to front, can I & how do I splice another screw on end to my cable for the back of my CB(where do you buy a coax screw on adapter)??......thx

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If it broke in the middle, replace it. If it is just the end that popped off, you can solder a new one on. I haven't done a cb antenna connector, but usually you strip about an inch of the outer insulation and fold the braided shield back then strip the inner insulation back about a half inch. Put the center conductor in the middle and solder, then fold the braid over and solder.

If you can solder the solder type should be easy. If not, there are screw-on type connectors out there (again, I haven't done a cb yet, but there are for other coax applications). Same procedure for stripping the cable, but then the connector is like a wire nut and just screws on.

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If it broke in the middle, replace it. If it is just the end that popped off, you can solder a new one on. I haven't done a cb antenna connector, but usually you strip about an inch of the outer insulation and fold the braided shield back then strip the inner insulation back about a half inch. Put the center conductor in the middle and solder, then fold the braid over and solder.

If you can solder the solder type should be easy. If not, there are screw-on type connectors out there (again, I haven't done a cb yet, but there are for other coax applications). Same procedure for stripping the cable, but then the connector is like a wire nut and just screws on.

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Fixed,...thx for your help,.....Radio Shack had the screw on type, bought the the little plastic tool(cutter / stripper) for $7. Very easy to do.
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