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Old 04-18-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Furuno GPS antenna connector (THC)

As the AIS positioning all over the map last summer and I found that I had to install a Furuno GPS antenna to correct the problem. Currently the mushroom sits on my Pilothouse dash and I want to relocate it where it belongs on the roof. In order to minimize the size of the hole in the roof and to thread the cable through the wire chase, I am going to have to cut the connector off. I believe it's a TNC-J connector, which is different than the VHF PL 259. Any advice?

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Old 04-18-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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There are non solder tnc connectors but like all others...suspect to get right.

Still easy enough to solder on....buy one off the net....or Hopkins Carter.
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Those are re-usable. Just take it apart and unsolder the little gold tip off the center conductor. I just recently did this, and re used the old connector. Here's the instructions on how to terminate: http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...ded%20View.pdf
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Those are re-usable. Just take it apart and unsolder the little gold tip off the center conductor. I just recently did this, and re used the old connector. Here's the instructions on how to terminate: http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...ded%20View.pdf
He is right, they come apart and then just reassemble. We ran both of our GPS cables thru 9/32 holes......
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They aren't all reusable...some parts are but at the marine electronics place we switched to the crimp on type.
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Thanks guys. I'll give it a go.

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Old 04-18-2016, 10:18 PM   #7
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Or get a cable clam of the correct size. That way you can keep the factory installed plug, plus get a good seal around the cable when you ate done.
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Or get a cable clam of the correct size. That way you can keep the factory installed plug, plus get a good seal around the cable when you ate done.
Thats your best bet in avoiding corrosion down the road.
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