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Post by macvanessa Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:43 pm

I arrived home yesterday to find the tv aerial detached from its moorings. The cable is fine but what looks like a membrane - maybe the "glue" that holds aerial in place - was torn. I have taped the aerial in place meantime but doubt if tape will keep it intact at motorway speeds. Can the cable be relied on to stop aerial flying off? I am planning to go away again this week-end so probably won't be able to have it repaired properly first. Not bothered if I have to cancel though if necessary.
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Post by frederic Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:08 pm

Either remove completely or fix permanently.
It may well detach at speed and you will be liable if it causes an accident,
especially as you have acknowledged the problem.
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Post by macvanessa Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:18 pm

Agreed. Especially 're the last bit. And all the more so as next trip is to CC New England Bay! police How did you guess?confused0
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Post by macvanessa Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:29 pm

If I cut the cable at aerial end is it easy to replace it altogether? I don't need it as I don't watch television. Just thinking ahead if were to sell later on.
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Post by Tinwheeler Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:54 pm

Why not disconnect the cable rather than cut it? Cutting it may leave it too short to be able to connect to a new aerial.
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Post by IanH Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:52 pm

If its a "flying saucer" type of aerial it'll work equally well if removed!
Should be easy enough to make up a bung (poss even availabe online?) and seal it with sikaflex.
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Post by macvanessa Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:09 pm

Thanks all. Since my last post I have cut the cable and taped over aperture meantime. From the look of cable inside there should be enough to reconnect - though pushing it up from inside had no effect on outside and after cut it wouldn't pull down - so I don't understand that. It is indeed flying saucer type but I was told the TV doesn't work as a television receiver anyway. It's supposed to work for DVDs etc but I haven't tried that yet.
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Post by frederic Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:55 pm

Best thing as the winds at NEBay can be fierce,  especially so at the Mull smile!  enjoy.
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Post by Paulmold Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:10 pm


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Post by macvanessa Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:16 pm

Thanks Frederic and Paulmold
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