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 Post subject: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 12:45 am 
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I have this antenna but I have no idea what to use to rewire it. Can anyone recommend a suitable wire?

Not sure where this should go... Sorry Mod..

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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 5:23 am 
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It's an indoor loop antenna.

You may use enamelled copper wire or Litz wire.

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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
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I guess the answers may depend on whether you're restoring it for original appearance or only wanting to make it work. Matching the original wire is, of course, a bit more difficult & we might need to see a really up close look at the wire that's still there.


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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 9:38 pm 
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You may need a special solvent to remove the insulation on the wire. I re-did he antenna for my Priess Straight 8. The solvent is nasty stuff, but a soldering iron will not remove the insulation on modern wire, ad a flame will melt it.

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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 10:11 pm 
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I agree. It's an indoor antenna. Looks to be home made. Add to any radio with a external antenna connection.
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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Thu 23, 2021 12:35 pm 
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hwhall wrote:
I guess the answers may depend on whether you're restoring it for original appearance or only wanting to make it work. Matching the original wire is, of course, a bit more difficult & we might need to see a really up close look at the wire that's still there.


I would like to go original but as most have said it might be home made so that would not be important.
I wish for it to work as a proper antenna. Ill get measurement on the wire.

Thans on the wire coating Mr. Masek. I did not know that.

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 Post subject: Re: Antenna restoration
PostPosted: Sep Thu 23, 2021 2:31 pm 
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I would not be so sure that is a homebrew antenna. It may have come from one of the innumerable small shops and factories that were turning out radio accessories in the 1920s. Whoever made it was a professional woodworker at any rate.

The wire was probably green or white silk covered Litz antenna wire. Amazingly enough, a modern reproduction of it is still available today thanks to the PRC. https://www.ebay.com/itm/185029698688?chn=ps&var=692807707622&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=692807707622_185029698688&targetid=1263104806006&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9004452&poi=&campaignid=10454522066&mkgroupid=121089753086&rlsatarget=pla-1263104806006&abcId=2146002&merchantid=101692851&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImcKrk5mV8wIV8G1vBB23BQsqEAQYAiABEgLk0_D_BwE

I'd just check the diameter of the wire against the slots in the antenna to make sure it will fit. It should not be too tight in the slots or it will eventually break as the wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity.

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