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"antenna" problem. I just installed my XM radio in my car.  It worked fine until i had to re-position the antenna wire.  While i was moving it to another location in my car, the wire snapped in two pieces.  I electrical taped both pieces back together, but now my radio says "antenna."  Wouldnt electrical taping it fix the problem?

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Satellite Antenna cables are very sensitive. Once the live core expose outside of its shield it will reduce the quality of reception. Live core always should be shielded. Best thing is the changing entire cable from radio to antenna. But if you wish you can try to repair the snapped area by putting isolation material (can be electrical type) but live core (the center wire) should be shielded. You can use aluminum foil as shielding after isolate the live core. Aluminum foil should be contacted the shield of the cable (outer surrounding wire)

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