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Old 06 May 2008, 14:50   #1
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Received my radio and antenna kit late yesterday via DHL The tube ( 8ft.long) was torn open and and the antenna fell out when I picked it up. The DHL driver did a wheely out the driveway before iI could get to him. The end of the antenna was worn off at 45 degrees as though it had been dragged along the ground and the connector was missing. Called Hodges but they were closed. Sent an E mail and called them at 8am this morning. They asked if I could send some pics. so they could claim from DHL. Received an E mail By 10am confirming that a replacement had already been shipped and thanks for the pics. and I could keep the damaged one.
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The antenna mast is mostly fiberglass. The "real" antenna bits are slid in, and generally fairly short (relatively speaking); the mast just keeps them upright. As long as you don't see exposed/ground metal at the worn end, the antenna will be fine from a functional perspective.

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Old 07 May 2008, 12:18   #3
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The antenna mast is mostly fiberglass. The "real" antenna bits are slid in, and generally fairly short (relatively speaking); the mast just keeps them upright. As long as you don't see exposed/ground metal at the worn end, the antenna will be fine from a functional perspective.

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Hi There
Yes it is easily repairable. Getting all this stuff mounted on/in single console and still leave space for a small chartplotter, is going to be a challenge. Glad I bought the RAM+ mic. as it gives me more options.
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