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 Post subject: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 5:31 pm 
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I have tried asking Google, but came up with only 1 relevant result:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255033174839?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818143230%26meid%3D634f5b8c1fbc491a96f2fd684065546e%26pid%3D101224%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D265171812040%26itm%3D255033174839%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganicWeb&_trksid=p2047675.c101224.m-1

I am looking for a pair of these but cannot seem to find anyone selling the used or as NOS. Pretty much obsolete these days.

Does anyone know where to buy new?

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 8:06 pm 
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Utterly nothing consumer has used anything like that in years. But they are out there, just used. Maybe some junkbox somewhere has
NOS in the hang package but I would suggest you just place want ads on ARF for it. If you frequented yard sales barn sales and garage
sales, some would eventually show up. And probably could be had there for pennies if not free.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 9:05 pm 
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GC Electronics "KLIP-ER" Part No. 19015. Unfortunately, no longer listed. I don't know about the other brands.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 9:44 pm 
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So why can't you buy from that link on eBay? Looks like a valid auction.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 10:08 pm 
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That doesn't look like a big deal. Most any big clip should work, or modify a spring type clothespin. A battery charger clip could work, too.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 10:19 pm 
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That doesn't look like a big deal. Most any big clip should work, or modify a spring type clothespin. A battery charger clip could work, too.

No, it's a specific style, designed to pierce the plastic insulation of twin lead, with the teeth spaced so they will make contact with the underlying copper leads.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 10:23 pm 
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Well I think I may have one. Gotta look; as I recall it was connected to a roll of twin lead.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 10:30 pm 
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I have never seen one that was designed to pierce antenna wire, they are made to connect to the
antenna screws on the TV.
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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
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Perhaps the jaws some distance from the tip are for that.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 11:01 pm 
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Pretty sure those side notches are so you can attach the clip at a right angles to the screw terminals.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 11:18 pm 
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fifties:

The auction is for 1 piece only, i would like 2.

Per other comments, these are designed to clip onto the vhf antenna screws on the back of the set, leads are screwed to the terminals of the clips, not pierce the leads.

Very common last century in TV repair shops to speed up servicing of sets.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
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They made good RC glow plug connectors too.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 4:40 am 
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The auction is for 1 piece only, i would like 2.

Per other comments, these are designed to clip onto the vhf antenna screws on the back of the set, leads are screwed to the terminals of the clips, not pierce the leads.

Very common last century in TV repair shops to speed up servicing of sets.

If all you want to do is clip to the external antenna screws, wouldn't any Alligator/Crocodile clip work?


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
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Yes that would work but might create a slight mismatch. Further, it would require TWO clip squeezes rather than just one.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 5:02 am 
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bob91343 wrote:
Yes that would work but might create a slight mismatch.

Wouldn't even be noticeable.

bob91343 wrote:
Further, it would require TWO clip squeezes rather than just one.

OMG, what WAS I thinking... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 5:18 am 
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Suggest you place a WTB ad in the Classified section of these forums.


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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 6:24 am 
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This outfit lists them but says to call for availability:

https://www.specialized.net/gc-electron ... gKZpvD_BwE

Funny how things you never gave a thought to are now scarce.

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 1:18 pm 
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I have a new green one that I will gift to you if you live in the lower 48 states.
If you want it just PM me with your address and I will mail it later this week or next.
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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 3:07 pm 
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What about this auction? A lifetime supply. I just bought a package of these a month ago.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294341756876?s ... 2749.l2649

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 Post subject: Re: TV quick connect antenna leads
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 6:21 pm 
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Take a clothespin, plastic or wood, and add metal to each side to form clamps. That's what the product is, and does away with that "messy two clamps" someone suggested (but which otherwise semed like a valid solution, these were hardly precision to begin with)


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