J, did you use a volt/ohm meter to check for shorts. If so, were both ends of the cable NOT connected to anything? Could it be the cable from the amplifier box and not from the antenna?
Just for giggles, when using the original did you have the booster on?
Before repairing the connector did you meter the cable for shorts again with just the bare end and shield?
Just thinking out loud!
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
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