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FM receiver antenna cut! How to fix?

Old 12-09-2023, 06:31 PM
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Default FM receiver antenna cut! How to fix?

Never done it before but can I splice an extension onto my severed Futaba FM receiver antenna wire?
Can I get my full range back by doing this? I afraid to use this receiver in an airplane for flight as is.

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Old 12-09-2023, 06:55 PM
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Yes, splice it.
43.3" total length.
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Well, did you splice it?
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In my hand launched gliders of old when I had the long antennas, my controls to the tail were fine piano wire inside antenna tubing. I used to measure the length of the longest one and cut that much off the receiver antenna. I then soldered it to the piano wire and that was my antenna. Never noticed a difference in range or connection. When we were flying in combat, we often suffered antenna damage/cuts. We just soldered the missing piece back on, and we were good to go. No range or interference problems.

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