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Bypass inductor?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Mugsy, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. Mugsy


    Jul 13, 2009
    I'm a newbie to handmade electronics, so please bear with me.

    I'm about to attempt a (supposedly) "simple" upgrade to my Tunecast II to extend it's pitiful range, but I don't understand *exactly* what needs to be done, and I've only got one shot at this (vs destroying my Tunecast).

    (I can't post links yet, but the mod can be found on the "Instructables" website under "Belkin Tunecast II Mod".)

    The goal is to add an external telescoping antenna to the Tunecast FM transmitter. The instructions call for moving the built-in antenna wire to a diode elsewhere on the PCB, but if you are adding your own antenna, do I need to even bother reconnecting the old antenna wire?

    My biggest question concerns a call to "bypass the inductor", but I can't tell from the photo what exactly was done. Does this mean a jumper wire was added to circumvent the circuit? Was the inductor itself modified? Does it need to be removed? As I said, beyond assembling my own computer from parts, I'm an electronics newbie.

    Any clarification anyone might provide would be of great help. Thx.
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