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Old 01-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the original antenna and wire, but the wire has a 3/4 inch area where 180 degrees of the soft mesh wire has been broken off. Will the antenna still work this way? So can I just electical tape it and use or do I need to get a new wire? Does anyone sell just the wire without the antenna?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I belive the sheild acts as a ground. (simliar to todays coax cable)if its only broken 1/2 way or part thru it will still work.
you can always solder on a small peice of stranded wire to keep continiuity flowing

somtimes you can unravel some of it and make a twist connection and either solder it ot tape it up real tight.
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It's an RF shield. If it is broken or exposed, you can pick up noise in that area. If you can, take some 22 ga. copper wire, solder to one end. Wrap the exposed inner insulator with the copper wire and solder to the other side. Cover with heat shrink.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Didn't think about soldering it. That will be an easy fix.
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