How to Connect an Aerial Coaxial Cable

Updated April 17, 2017

Aerials, or antennas, often use coaxial cables to feed signals from the antenna to the tuner. Aerials are used to receive signals from terrestrial television and radio feeds. These antennas connect rather simply, and when used in conjunction with quality coaxial cable such as RG-6, provide a solid signal.

Access the antenna's coaxial fitting. Look for a threaded post with a small hole in the centre on the antenna's body.

Place the end of the coaxial cable's connector against the end of the coaxial fitting on the antenna.

Screw the coaxial cable onto the antenna fitting clockwise, applying slight pressure towards the fitting.

Continue to screw the fitting on by hand, until tight. Route the cable to the tuner as needed.

Find the "ANT" or "RF" threaded coaxial fitting on the back of the television or radio tuner. Screw the other end of the coaxial cable to this fitting in the same manner as on the antenna.


Always try to maintain coaxial cable lengths less than 100 feet to minimise cable resistance. Beyond this, use a coaxial amplifier.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable
  • Aerial (antenna)
  • Television or radio tuner
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