GMRS Antenna help for Wrangler JL soft top


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thats normal.. its soldered on and cut like that so you can heat the core w/an iron.

here is same connector w/out coax attached:


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No, it’s fine. That is the center pin for the PL-259 and the signal wire of the coax is soldered in there. It will never look perfect. Ever.

As long as there is 0 ohms from that pin and the center pin of the NMO and infinite ohms between it and the outer hacker you are fine.

Sent by electrons or some crap like that.


Thanks for the reassurance. It's been crazy at work and my brain is fried. This install will be a fun distraction with my boys this weekend.


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So, got it installed yet?

BTW, don’t worry about your soft top blocking your signal, that thing is invisible to RF. The frame may have a minimal effect, but not much.

Sent by electrons or some crap like that.