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 Post subject: Antenna Loop Wire splicing
PostPosted: May Mon 17, 2021 12:42 pm 
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Regarding those really thin antenna loop wires embedded on the inside cabinet, they often seem too short when packing everything back in, whether it be fraying or really weakened. Is it okay to splice standard solid wire (or stranded) to gain some slack. In my case its a Philco PT-30, one to a coil the other to the variable. The contrast in size makes me wonder if I should be using something else. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Antenna Loop Wire splicing
PostPosted: May Mon 17, 2021 1:18 pm 
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There should be enough slack in the connecting wires to the ribbon antenna attached to the inside of the perimeter of the cabinet.

Maybe they have been cut in the past rather than being desoldered. Adding an inch or two will be okay.

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Any wire will do.
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 Post subject: Re: Antenna Loop Wire splicing
PostPosted: May Mon 17, 2021 1:59 pm 
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Thanks Greg...the extra length is usually easier for me for testing the radio while it is outside of the cabinet so I can better visualize top and bottom of chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Antenna Loop Wire splicing
PostPosted: May Mon 17, 2021 2:10 pm 
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Carlos has good quality crocodile test leads.
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