My new VHF antenna has an adaptor with two short insulated wires at one end and a screw-on attachment for the co-ax at the other end. The two wires are meant to be connected to the arms of the antenna, using the wingnuts on the antenna, and the co-ax is connected to the other end of the adaptor by a screw-on device that grips the shielding of the co-ax with a threaded cylinder and screws to the adaptor with a threaded hex-nut.
My question, before I caper around on the roof like a twenty-year-old, is this: The resistance between the two wires, even without the co-ax or the co-ax connector being connected, is zero. Unmeasurable. This cannot be right? Can it?