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Tramline

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Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:10:26 AM »
I was using my RB yesterday outside and picking up around 100 flights when suddenly all the aircraft 'Timed out' and the screen went blank.  I found that the stock Antenna sheath was loose and coming away from the back of the connector into the RB.  It had come completely away from the connector.  I pushed it back into the connector and the flights returned to around 10 but a bit of fiddling around with the cable and connector it returned to 100 flights.   

I'm disappointed, it seems the most important connection is the weakest link.

Obviously this needs a permanent repair but I'd be grateful if anyone could advise me how much this would cost and the turnaround time from W&S.

Also, has anyone actually bought a new stock antenna?  If so how much did it cost?

Many thanks,

Paul
Located 2 miles South of LHR.

Bob SEN

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Re: Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:33:33 AM »
Hi Paul

I bought one yesterday from Waters & Stanton for mine...... was £19:95, dont know about postage though cos I only live 3 miles away from there............ wouldnt think it would be much though..

http://www.wsplc.com/acatalog/Airnav_Radarbox.html

give them a bell.....

cheers

Bob
« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 08:35:30 AM by Bob SEN »
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Re: Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 12:29:45 PM »
Can you not just solder a new SMA connector on the end?
You should be able to get them from the likes of Maplins.

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Re: Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 06:20:44 PM »
Paul,

I've still got my stock antenna...I don't use it as my ANRB uses a Radar Extender antenna. If it helps you're welcome to it.
Best regards Dave.

Tramline

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Re: Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 10:20:08 PM »
Paul,

I've still got my stock antenna...I don't use it as my ANRB uses a Radar Extender antenna. If it helps you're welcome to it.

Dave, thats much appreciated -could you PM me your details and we can sort postage/payment etc.

Thanks again, Paul
Located 2 miles South of LHR.

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Re: Antenna loose connection - thoughts & actions please
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 06:35:35 AM »
Hi, morning Paul,

I've popped a PM to you.

Cheers Dave.
Best regards Dave.