Antenna removal from bracket


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Antenna removal from bracket

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Will the upright of the antenna remove from the braket? Is it screwed on? (The piece circled in the pic off of the bracket)

I would like to replace it with a short antenna that doesnt come much above the rear speakers. I really dont use the radio much but would like to retain the functionality. And I ride almost every day to work and use a cover so the long antennas are a pain.

Thanks so much!


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Re: Antenna removal from bracket

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I don't believe it comes off the bracket - it's all one piece.

You do know they fold down, right?
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Thanks!
Yeah I do know. Just a pain to do all the time when I really dont use them at all and they are rough on the cover where they stick up even folded over.
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bri720a wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:47 pm Thanks!
Yeah I do know. Just a pain to do all the time when I really dont use them at all and they are rough on the cover where they stick up even folded over.
That's why I carry tennis balls in my bike:



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Maybe one of the new shark fin type antennas would work for you?
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Re: Antenna removal from bracket

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There are main parts to the antenna.

There is the mount, then the straight extension above the mount, then the antenna whip itself (the hinge is part of the whip).

The whip screws into the extension.

The extension is apparently swaged into the mount. If you put the mount in a vise and exerted enough force to the extension, you could probably separate them, but it might be destructive.

For what you want to do, you might unscrew the whip from the end of the extension and put on a flexible antenna ("rubber duck"), but if you want to hear the radio (especially AM), nothing beats a long chunk of wire poking up into the sky -- I would just use the foldover hinge and the tennis balls.
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Re: Antenna removal from bracket

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Thank you! All great info and suggestions. Saved me from pulling it apart to find out.

I appreciate all of the knowledge here!

Brian


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