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November 20, 2005, 10:37 pm
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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?