I am working on a Whitbey 42 with an old Marine_Tech GPS antena
. I had to pull the main mast
to replace all the standing rigging
I called my local electronics
friend beforehand and he said the cable would have 6 wires which i could connect to a buss bar (NMEA 183?). He said that this type of GPS
had a processor in the unit so the wires would carry data instead of antenna
signal. So I cut the wire, which turns out to be a coaxial cable ( i tried to find the wire's source but it went into the engine
compartment and through several bulkheads and through hell's half acher . It was getting too expensive tracing it so i cut it.
My question is:
How can i rejoin this GPS Antenna
coaxial cable when I step the mast
Can I use normal coaxial connectors?
Am i screwed?
Thanks in advance.