Monday, June 22, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--How to free up a jammed or sticky telescoping radio antenna. Post #469.


Well-done video tutorial on a basic problem many of us face when we repair older or vintage radios--this jammed up or immovable telescoping FM/shortwave antenna. In this simple video tutorial, Matt shows us several ways to "unstick" small radio or television set telescoping antennas without damaging the antenna or the receiver in the process.  This video will come in handy for those who enjoy restoring vintage commercial or amateur radio gear.  I tried some of Matt's suggestions on an old Micronta (Radio Shack) VHF weather band radio.  I managed to salvage the antenna with out any damage.  The old weather band radio has been returned to service in my radio room.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).