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Old 07 September 2014, 13:42   #11
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Yes I has thought about a laminated checklist. I have some friends that do that.

You can see the rod cracked. It was pushed over not smacked hard. I was going about 3mph while parking. The rest if the antenna looks fine.

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Old 07 September 2014, 14:57   #12
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You could try sticking a screw driver or metal of some kind into the center hole above the cable to protect it, and cut it off with a hand hacksaw, then see if it can be refitted. Almost appears it is threaded and smaller where it mounts.
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Pretty sure Shakespeares are simply glued in. They do use a pretty damn good glue though; I've never been able to replicate their bond.

As stated before, I'd have no issue with cutting the damaged part off and regluing it in the ferrule. Use a hacksaw and cut just through the glass, and you shouldn't endanger the cable. A small tubing cutter might do it as well. A small screw threaded through the ferrule and through the glass will keep it from rising back out.

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Pete: I do see what you're saying about the threads; I think they may be some grooves to give the epoxy some bite.
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If you fix it, get hold of an SWR meter and test the rig before you go out.
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The most amazing thing happened today, Shakespeare warrantied it!!!?

The new one will ship by the end of the week I fessed up right away that I was the dummy of the day but when they heard it was the first trip out with it the very nice lady on the phone said she could help me out.

So if anybody is looking for an antenna I highly recommend Shakespeare. I didn't think service like that existed anymore.

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The most amazing thing happened today, Shakespeare warrantied it!!!?

The new one will ship by the end of the week I fessed up right away that I was the dummy of the day but when they heard it was the first trip out with it the very nice lady on the phone said she could help me out.

So if anybody is looking for an antenna I highly recommend Shakespeare. I didn't think service like that existed anymore.

Jason
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Pretty good customer relations. Glad it worked out for you.

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