I need an antenna connector for my Furuno GP 32

MackE.Rel

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I have been having a tough time finding a new connector for my furuno GP 32 GPS unit.. If you know where I can get the connector please let me know. I tried West Marine, Radio Shack, specialty electronics stores, etc and no one carries it. I think its call a tnp. Its a threaded connector like a connector for cable tv but its a different size. It seems like no one sells or supports Furuno in NJ any more. I have several of these units and I hope to continue using them for a long time. Thanks
 

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Yes I am looking for the connector for the antenna to the unit connector. Its not a bnc like most units its a threaded connector. I got the part number from Furuno but no one around here has it and I have not found a good place to order it from . The list price is just over $30- crazy price for a connector.
 

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Mack, what you're looking for is a TNC connector. You won't find this at Radio Shack or West Marine. I bought a bag of 25 from Newark | US - Electronic Components Distributor | Electronic Parts Distributor because I couldn't find them anywhere else, the bag was pretty reasonable. I used these for the GPS and differential antennas on a Furuno GP-80 and also for an external antenna for my Iridium phone. PM me your address and I'll drop one in the mail for you. Installing on the cable takes a bit above average electrical skills due to the size of the conductors in the cable.
 

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warfrat,maybe you should explain that this is your section...because by the looks of it iam not the only one to get a PM...i was just trying to help a member out ....i didnt know you pay for this section....i will refrain from listing any other electronic dealers.....sorry for the mix up
 

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No problem, the subforum is listed under Sponsored Forums it's listed within the description that's it's sponsored by Precision Marine Center, but it's not exactly underlined and bold, more like fine print I guess.

There's absolutely no hard feelings, I love the fact that you're someone looking to help out another member here, that what it's all about, and why I am here. At the same time though, I'm also trying to drum up volume for anyone who needs some gear and earning the business by dedicating my free time to helping people and providing advice as someone in the industry. I had to pay to get my own section to do so, so I'm sure you understand why I am a little protective of it. With all the online discount shops and distributors out there, it's tough for a technical dealer to compete with all the overhead, so this was my way of focusing my efforts to help a specific group of people who shared the same love of a Down East design and the history behind it to add a value added service. That's all.
Best Regards, Chris AKA Wharf Rat.

And Mack, that is a standard TNC connector, just like FishinEngineer said. Just make sure you don't use too much or too little solder and you'll be good. There's also compression type fittings, but you'll need a special tool for that, so stick with a standard crimp-on, just make sure you don't let the shield touch the conductor. Good luck!
 
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