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 Post subject: Where to find larger diameter telescopic antennas?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 10:19 pm 
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I like to refurbish and restore the larger lunchbox size transistor portable radios. Invariably the telescopic antenna is broken, or missing sections. I have looked on Amazon and the auction site and I can find plenty of vendors selling telescopic antennas, but they are all skinny. I need fat. The antenna I am attempting to replace measures 8.89 mm, or .35" in diameter by about 5" long when compressed, and has a "L" shaped mounting flange on the bottom with a single screw mount inside the radio. When the antenna is fully pulled out, it has a pivot so you can tilt it. Any help would be appreciated. Surely the tiny thin ones are not the only ones available now.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find larger diameter telescopic antennas?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:31 am 
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Location: Chattanooga, TN
This one is fat:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ra ... 0&_fosrp=1

I have one and it measures 11mm or .433in. diameter.
5 1/16 in. long extending to 38in. Just a threaded hole in the base.

Vince


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find larger diameter telescopic antennas?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 31, 2020 6:28 pm 
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Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Some old TV sets have large "rabbit ears" antennas. I used one to repair a radio I was recently working on. The largest diameter of the telescoping sections was .33" too large for the radio. The next smaller section was the correct diameter, so I removed the large section and installed the end plug from the damaged antenna on the end of the smaller section. It works great!

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