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Hooking up dipole antenna?

Posted by thunderbolt (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 24, 06 at 22:01

I want to hook up a dipole antenna to the radio in my garage. There are no provisions for the hook up. Is there any other way to hook it up? Also, I have a police scanner that quit working the other day. It scans and stops on channels but there is no sound. I also can turn the squelch all the way up and it makes no sound at all. I took it apart to make sure the speaker wires were on. That was the extent of my knowledge. TIA

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RE: Hooking up dipole antenna?

You could try hooking up the antenna to the existing antenna (if there is one) or to where the antenna used to be :-)

Another option might be to open up the radio and connect the dipole to whatever internally is acting as the antenna. But if you're not comfortable around electronics I would not recommend it. You could hurt yourself or short something out. Not fun.

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