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Antenna Jack add-on

Post by Slim Pickins » Sunday, 28 March 2010, 10:33 AM

I have a multi band reciever for am/fm/sw/air. It has a built in antenna with no jack for an external. I am thinking about adding a SO239 to it by soldering a jumper to the antenna lead inside the radio and shield side to radio ground. I have a discone scanner antenna I was thinking of hooking to it or I could build a wire antenna from stuff I have lying around.

Will my plan work? Anyone try it before or have any suggestions?

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Re: Antenna Jack add-on

Post by Night Crawler » Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12:15 PM

That would work.

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Re: Antenna Jack add-on

Post by Slim Pickins » Wednesday, 07 April 2010, 18:08 PM

Night Crawler wrote:That would work.
You were right. It did work. I installed the chassis mount jack out of an old junk radio and hooked up my scanner antenna with a length of coax just a couple feet off the ground and I was able to pick up stations on all bands better than with the factory antenna and heard a lot of stuff I couldn't hear without it. It's nice when an easy job makes a big difference.

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