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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Random Electron, May 1, 2004.

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  1. Hi,

    I'm looking for a source of replacement rod antennas. The kind that might
    be found on a "boom box". The exact antenna has

    9 sections
    54" extended
    7" to 8" collapsed
    3mm threaded base
    0.365" OD at base

  2. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Sounds very much like generic cordless phone antennas...
    dunno where in the world you are, but with any luck you
    should be able to find them in one of your local wholesales...

    Here in Canada, about 75 cents each in boxes of 10

    Take care.

  3. Thanks for the response. These antennas are not for cell phones or
    cordless phones. Those antennas are much shorter than 54".

    I've tried about 20 or so surplus houses on the web with no luck. MCM,
    Allelectronics, BG Micro, JDR, Jameco, Dick Smith ....

    If you have any Canadian wholesalers you could recommend, please post

  4. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Just get 'any' antenna which has the same bottom diameter and attachment
    style. Often you can attach parts of the new antenna to the base of the old
    in a pinch. Try to find one which is at least 54" long--longer will be okay
    in most applications, shorter 'might' be okay. You only said what the
    antenna was 'not' for, not was it 'is' for; so diagnosis is a little more
    difficult. If it is in fact for a boombox, length, # of sections etc is not
    going to be critical.

    Just get one that fits....

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