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broken antenna wire,big deal or not?

Old 08-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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Whats the deal guy's is this a big thing or not,i have had a broken antenna for 6 months without a problem,i just taped it back together and thats it.
have i just been lucky? i use a jr system -rs300 rx. i just read a thread about people crashing there trucks and buggies due to this.i am a newbee but have gotten lots of good and a little bad advice on this site.this seems like an easy fix to me . but is it?
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The RS300 is an FM. For FM and AM the wire length is matched to the frequency of your crystal. Any mismatched antenna length runs the potential to lose distance or get increased interference which = bad mojo.

You can see how this is calculated here. If by "taping it back together" you mean you reattached the antenna wire so there's contact you should be okay but if you haven't soldered/reattached the wire connection and you've lost some antenna length, you can use that site to cut your antenna to a correct length for your frequency. That will reduce frequency interference but bear in mind that your overall range will be less. You might as well just get a replacement, they're cheap
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send in ur rs300 to horizon hobby. and they'll sort it out for you. sometimes even send u a rs310 instead.

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