I'm planning to use an Arduino ADC to sample radio signals from a DirecTV dish before passing them on to my computer. Before I can do that, I'd have to find coaxial connectors that can allow my Arduino (which has analog-in pins) to read this data. (I'm quite aware that the signal itself would require a square-law detector to be read.)
I have a strong suspicion that I wouldn't need a coaxial connector at all; I've contemplated just stripping the coaxial cable altogether. Does the central conductor just carry the voltage of the signal, and would it be okay for regular use if I stripped it?
Thanks in advance!