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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 7:19 pm 
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I have ordered a set. Thank you for the tip!

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 10:32 pm 
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Those twin lead antenna clips used to be quite common. They were not just for TV repair shops; millions were sold as accessories so homeowners could disconnect the antennas from their TVs to save them from thunderstorms. It was actually a valid concern when the first MOSFET tuners began appearing in TVs back in the early 1970s. The MOSFETs did not have good static protection then and it didn't take much to kill them.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 10:41 pm 
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Chris108:
That's an interesting angle I never knew. We lived in Detroit in the 70s & 80s. Plenty of signal from the set's built in antenna or an add on set of rabbit ears. There was an outside antenna on the house we moved into in 1966. I don't recall my Dad hooking up the roof top antenna to our TV. I think roof top antennas were more popular in major metropolitan areas when TVs first appeared due to the comparatively crummy tuners?

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 10:42 pm 
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Wholey moley. What a blast from the past. I haven't seen any of those clips in at least 40 years. We used to have them on all the TV's in the house. My dad (not a TV repairman) would be given TVs if he wanted to fix them (which he did) and we had TVs everywhere (living room, two bedrooms, kitchen, and even the garage, plus a few spares). Oh, the garage wasn't used as a garage. It was the place where we fixed TVs and had the ham radios set up. So, yeah, TVs in the garage.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Wed 29, 2021 3:38 am 
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I don't know where you are located, but a number of years ago Apache Reclamation and Electronics (ARE) in Phoenix had some. I don't know if they still do. They didn't know what they were so they won't be able to tell you if they have any if you call. You would have to go and physically look through lots of drawers.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Wed 29, 2021 6:27 am 
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Jim:

I am in NC. I have some coming thru eBay.

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