Getting a Multi tap ariel fixed in Perth?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:36
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Anyone know a place in Perth that might fix a Multi tap Antenae? Mine seems to be busted internally or something. I soldered up another conecter onto the coax cable as i ripped it off the other day but couldnt get a peep - not even the usual static. After much mucking around i found the pvc covering or whatever it is on the ariel can be turned a bit as if it is loose. as i did that the radio jumped into life with static but i still couldnt riceive anything of tonights perth VKS sked
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:38

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:38
Bushcomm might be a possibility??
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Reply By: Pluto - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:43

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:43
Terlin Outbacker would be worth a try.
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:57

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:57
gott a agree with Pluto, this mob know what they are doing, and the pricing is pretty good as well.
Dont forget to give them an E.O. card.......lol

rick.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:45

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:45
Maybe the same problem that I had where the spiral wound wire fractured near the base from too much whipping around in the rough stuff. I carefully peeled back and cut the heatshrink for a few cm, found the fracture with the help of multimeter and applied solder, reapply a bit of heatshrink and it's as good as new.

I now tend to remove the antenna when the going gets rough.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:53

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:53
sounds plausable I didnt actually know what internally is in an antenae. I will go to Minesite technology tomorrow and hopefull the boys are there and not on site. If I can get it checked out with a swa meter maybe that will confirm where the problem actually is. At first i thought it was my conecter to the arieal. but it now doesnt seem so
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 15:17

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 15:17
Went to Minesite tecknology this morning and for the standard fee (Tooeys extra dry) they confirmed an open circuit and then eleminated one by one the base, the conections and the wiring so i have sent it to Terlins outbacker as it will be around $70 to fix vs $300 or so for another. I could try and fix it myself but I can see that ending up in tears
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Reply By: Old Bushie - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 00:29

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 00:29
Davoe

Go and see Terry at Terlin in Canningvale. He probably built your aerial.
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Follow Up By: pee-kay - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 01:42

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 01:42
Got to agree with Old Bushie - Terry can be found at Terlin Outbacker Antenna & Communications, 11 McElligott Crt, CanningVale (off Bannister Road) - phone 9455.4288 - he is not always in the office, so may be an idea to ring him first.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:37

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:37
I will give him a go. depending on what he says i may have a go at it myself or just get him to send up a newie. damn Hassel now no one does HF in Kal
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 00:22

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 00:22
Davoe Hi

I just had a new antenna made by outbacker
special 910mm long plus spring base no higher then troopy roof rack

works ok have tryed it twice cost $224.17 ind gst

4 VKS and one Redtel taps

We have an auto turn but don't leave it on all the time (live in Perth!!!!!)

so cane use all the time and is a good spare if auto stuffs up

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:22

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:22
Ta he reckons he can fix it for around 70 bucks so i sent it away this arvo
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