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post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re-location of Sat Antenna

I have the Trek Bestop with the sunrider and I need to relocate my Sat antenna. When I flip the top back in the sunrider feature it lays over the factory location.
Has anyone moved their antenna? I can extend the cable and put it anywhere but I don't know what type of cable it is.
This is NOT the little whip antenna in front of the passenger mirror.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-09-2012, 07:44 PM
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So you don't know what kind of cable it is, but you're sure you can extend it? I could build a flux capacitor if only knew how it worked ;-).

I just added the factory antenna to my JK a few weeks ago, and it's not really an extendable type of wire. There is a harness disconnect about 3-4 inches from the antenna inside the sport bar padding on the passenger side B pillar where it's located, but you'd need more of the special cable and the connectors to extend it. Your best bet would be to pull it back some instead of trying to extend it. As I was starting to install it at the head end, I thought it might actually look decent to mount the antenna blob on top of the center stack over the head unit; it would look pretty natural there. You also may be able to re-route it up onto the cowl between the wipers or something, but it's pretty big for a sat antenna, and I don't know how weather resistant it is when it comes to direct exposure. The wiring comes down from the center of it on the bottom, in the middle of a metal extrusion with a plastic spread clip around it, so you'll need to drill a decent sized (1/2 inch, roughly) hole wherever you put it. Hope this helps.
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Any shielded cable should work. The wire going to the antenna is only signal (core) and ground (shield). So RG6, RG59, RG174, or any other small diameter coaxial cable would work.

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