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Old 08-17-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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hi I was taking my radio plate off and broke the spektrum sr3000 antenna and inch from the Rx is there any way to install a new one?
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you can send to horizon for repair. also take it to you local LHS, they should be able to solder a new antenna on for you.

if you can find the same type of wire they originally used, you can re solder your own wire on, just keep it IDENTICAL to the stock wire size and length and you SHOULD be ok.
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Default Pretty hard to do

I had one get cut off as well. Tried to solder on another one but failed. And I'm good with a soldering iron. The pad is super small and it lifts off easily. They probably use a flow solder machine or a ultrasonic soldering device to make them. I measured the antenna wire that Futaba sells and the gauge is the same only the coating is bigger. You can try that they are fairly easy to find. Give it a go just be careful and don't heat up that pad too much. Its worth a try.

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Trying to solder a new wire to the inch that is still protruding from the case is probably worth a shot, but be aware that opening the case on a receiver will usually void the warranty. I had the same problem with an Airtronics receiver and sent it in and they replaced the antenna for free. If you're not experienced with soldering it's probably worth sending it back for them to replace.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:18 AM   #5
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thanks guys will give the soldering a try
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