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  1. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    Looking to replace a telescoping rod antenna for a SWL set.

    None of the "usual" sources on the net seem to carry them but the
    general category is so ubiquitous that somebody must have them
    available at retail.

    The specific one I need to replace: dimensions in inches and (mm)

    base diameter 0.276 (7)
    tab width 0.079 (2)
    tab length 0.354 (9)
    mounting hole 0.118 (3)
    extended 47 (1194)
    collapsed 9 (229)
    sections 6
     
  2. << Looking to replace a telescoping rod antenna for a SWL set.

    None of the "usual" sources on the net seem to carry them but the
    general category is so ubiquitous that somebody must have them
    available at retail. >>

    Rich-

    Perhaps they no longer carry such items, but Radio Shack used to have a line of
    telescoping antenna replacements. You might look for an old copy of their
    printed catalog and see if yours is listed. Since they converted from printed
    catalogs to the web-based catalog, it is hard to find data.

    Also try Digi-Key. I think that is where I saw an extensive listing of
    antennas.

    Have you looked for an exact replacement from the manufacturer? They might
    have a US presence with an 800 number, where you can order replacement parts.

    Another possibility is that particular radio was sold by Radio Shack with their
    name on it. You can order parts for much of their equipment if it isn't too
    old.

    Fred
     
  3. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    Radio Shack still has three. One will almost work but its collapsed
    length would stick out past the edge of the case. Not ideal but I
    suspect that's what I'll end up going with.
    Yup, but none of the good ol' telescoping rod style.
    Good idea -- they might, although it's a 20-year old radio (ICF-2001).

    Kind of surprised that there's not an "Antennas'R'Us" somewhere on the
    internet. Maybe an idea for an entrepreneur...
     
  4. NSM

    NSM Guest

    | Radio Shack still has three. One will almost work but its collapsed
    | length would stick out past the edge of the case. Not ideal but I
    | suspect that's what I'll end up going with.

    Try 1 800 THE SHACK and see if they have a non-store item.

    N
     
  5. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    I'll give it a try, thanks.
     
  6. Check out the Second Hand Stores. Some ol' AM/FM+Cassette boombox
    may have just what you're looking for. Three--four dollars and
    you're good as new. :)

    Jonesy
     
  7. I have a whole slew of telescoping antennae that was part of a HUGE lot of
    stuff I purchased from an electronics repair facility that went T.U. If
    anyone needs one let me know and I will see if I can come up with what you
    need.
     
  8. Just checked my inventory. If you need ANY antennae that is 16" or less
    collapsed, rabbit ears, round wire, bow shaped, etc.. for most any TV,
    Radio, Walkie Talkie, portable CB, I more than likely have it because I
    found out I have a bin full of that type of stuff that I was unaware just
    how many were there. 99% of them are in factory packaging and most come with
    the base attached as well. If you base is still on the unit then all you
    have to do with most is unscrew the antennae from the base and place it on
    your item. Anyhow feel free to email me a detailed description or pic and I
    will see what I can do.
     
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