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Old 08-17-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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hi I broke my spektrum sr3000 Rx antenna with only an inch left can a new one be installed?
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:36 AM   #2
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im not sure but if you send it to them it souldnt cost to much.
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Just pop open the case and solder a new wire on. the manual tells you the acceptable length, something like 3.6 inches if I remember right.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #4
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i always open the case on my recievers and just replace the wire. though, i've never done it with spectrum. just make sure to get the exact length right.

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Just send it to Horizon service center. You will have it back in two weeks and they probably won't charge you for it at all.
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No need to wait 2 weeks if you can solder. Only 1 point to solder. Takes about 15 seconds. Very simple.
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It is a multi-layer board and the solder pad is very small so be careful.

Getting enough of the old solder out of the hole so as to make the installation of a new wire is a pain.

I suggest shoving a piece of resistor lead through and soldering that in place. Then solder the new antenna wire to that. That way if you damage the antenna wire again the repair is easier. I also suggest making a knot in the wire on the inside of the case for strain relief. I have not tried this and wonder what the effect might be @ 2.4 GHz. So suffice to say do a range-check once you are done!!!!

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P.S. aussies1129, you posted this same question in 3 different forums on this site........a bit excessive don't you think?
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