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Old 05-21-2004, 07:12 PM
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Default Antenna wire?

I ripped the wire on my receiver and all my lhs's dont have any... do any of you know where i can buy some?(its a AM 75 mhz jr 2 channel if it makes any difference)

If not, who sells jr receivers for cheapest?
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Old 05-22-2004, 04:03 AM
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Default RE: Antenna wire?

Just take some of the wire to radio shack and get some thats the same gauge. Take the back off the reciever and solder on your new piece where the old piece came off. Simple and about a $1 fix... (the replacement must be exactly the same length as the old piece of wire otherwise you will lose signal range...)

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Default RE: Antenna wire?

radioshack doesnt have wire that thin for some reason this one uses 26 guage wire, when all the other receivers i have use 24...would 24 guage work?
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I see no reason 24 would not work. this is NOT voodoo
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Default RE: Antenna wire?

You could just use an old FM radio wire. Cause you how on some Hi-Fi systems, u will get that antena wire that goes into the back of you Hi-Fi for reception to FM radio stations?

Well if you dont listen to radio or dont even use the system, just cut that piece of wire off and solder that onto the reciever. It is very very simple and im sure it will work perfectly!
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Default RE: Antenna wire?

Futaba sells its receiver antenna wire through any major retailer. I know tower has it, I just got some- its like 3.50 for 1100mm- more than enough for any receiver...
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Its also stupid money....when 24 or 26swg wire is about 20-50c a metre.....loooool
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Default RE: Antenna wire?

I dont see why you cant just use ANY wire. I mean thats all it is to me. Does it really make a difference? I mean is there two types of wire? is there like normal wire and 'antena' wire?.

It looks just like a normal wire. So does it make difference?
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Default RE: Antenna wire?

You just need any piece of wire, similar thickness to the old antenna. The only thing is it MUST be the right length. Measure the wire on another reciever and cut the new one to that length.

Theres nothing weird going on here! Its only a bit of wire!

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