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receiver antena ?

Old 12-01-2003, 06:29 PM
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What's the best way to splice together a severed antena wire? I plan on getting it replaced, but in the meantime I'd still like to run my car.
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You pretty much have to solder the wires to get the best connection possible.

In a pinch I have twisted the wires together, I mean a good twist, spreading out each little wire and making sure they're almost like braided together when you twist. Then Heat shrink. I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING THAT, but like I said, in a pinch. I noticed glitching with this also.

Also the antenna wire length DOES matter (for am at least, assume fm also), so don't shorten the length by too much, 1/4" is probably okay, 1/2" is probably not.

I wouldn't say it needs to be replaced if soldered, you could even check the length/gage (sp?) with the manufacturer, and solder a new wire to the board quite easily, good as new. LHS should also be able to do this.
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When I severed the wire at the track, I twisted it back together in order to race. I didn't expereince any glitching so I didn't want to do anything that could make it worse. Thanks for the advice.
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Default RE: receiver antena ?

In my opinion it is not a good idea to twist it together, the best option is to put a good solder joint on it until you get it fixed.
I keep a hobby torch in my field box as well as a length of solder. Cheap for those issues that come up.

In most cases you can order a replacement ant. and solder it into the board of the rcvr yourself, I have done it a couple of times with no problems. If you do not have a decent soldering iron (would not use hobby torch for that) and do not feel you have good soldering skills you might practice a bit or just send it in for service.

I have backup rcvrs. servos, etc so sending something for service is not an issue.


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