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Archive for October 28th, 2010

Ending an Antenna Rattle

This Comet HT-224 antenna fits on my Kenwood TH-F6A radio, but the connector fitting is just slightly too long / short / something: it moves just a little bit, even with the nut firmly tightened.

This isn’t a real fix, but it pretty much eliminates the rattle: a rubber O-ring between the nut and the antenna…

Antenna connector and O-ring

Antenna connector and O-ring

The ring lasts for a few years, then cracks and falls off. My O-ring stash has what could possibly be a lifetime supply.

Antenna with O-ring in place

Antenna with O-ring in place

There’s a wrap of tape around the label, just for neatness.

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