What tools and connectors would be best for the home handyperson to complete the job of removing the old VHF antenna and bypassing the diplexer?
On my list so far.
- Can of CRC to loosen up rusty bolts
- Spanners to undo said rusty bolts
- Sharp Stanley knife
- Cellphone to call the other half and confirm the TV still works and depending on patience levels give the UHF antenna a tweak to get the best signal.
- cable ties - UV rated.
- F-type linear compression tool
- 2x F-type male RG6 linear compression connectors
- F-type female to female joiner. Need to find one rated for outdoors but unsure where to look.
- House is <10 years old so cable will be gel filled and connection not need waterproofing.
- Nevertheless will put the join on a loop to stop unnecessary water running down the cable over the join.
- A cable stripper would be ideal, but with a steady hand, I should be able to cut back the right lenths of the cable using a knife and save tooling up too much for a one-off job.