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churchy



Member Since: 28 Jul 2011
Location: UK
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2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black
Wing Antenna
Hi all,

Had a new standard wing mounted aeriel fitted and then a few drives in a pigeon decided to have an argument with it - result is metal extendable part has snapped where it comes though the wing.

Does anyone know if I buy a new wing mounted antenna can I take the extendable bit off the new one and fit it to the old one already in the wing by unscrewing the parts?

Probably a rubbish explanation but want to avoid refitting the whole lot / pulling the new cable through etc etc.

Thanks in advance!
Post #966309 30th Sep 2022 1:11pm
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geobloke



Member Since: 06 Nov 2012
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A familiar tale...

I confess that I gave up on replacing external aerials and opted for an internal one situated up in one of the roof lights. Works a treat and I have not had to replace an aerial in 8 or 10 years.
Post #966311 30th Sep 2022 1:21pm
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blackwolf



Member Since: 03 Nov 2009
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey
No, the cable is usually integral with the aerial. You can however use the old one to pull a cord through and the cord to pull the new one back.
Post #966316 30th Sep 2022 2:01pm
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Leamreject



Member Since: 19 Dec 2020
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Italy 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Fuji White
I don’t extend my telescopic wing antenna at all and still get a superb radio reception. When you do resolve/replace it, it might be worth a test in the lowered position Ride like you stole it!!
Post #966318 30th Sep 2022 2:04pm
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churchy



Member Since: 28 Jul 2011
Location: UK
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2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black
Thanks all - looks like a full replacement then. The annoying thing was it was unextended when said pigeon took offence to it! Folded it flat against the wing so no way of avoiding the expected snap when I needed to move it back off the wing!
Post #966320 30th Sep 2022 2:37pm
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custom90steve



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Worth considering a Naka DAB one, then you’ll never have that issue nor will you have to manually extend it again. Diesels Lives Matter.
Like Thunder We Do Roll’
Post #966331 30th Sep 2022 5:47pm
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Screbble



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Zambezi Silver
But then you lose your automatic roof height sensor Rolling with laughter

Having said that, the Naka DAB aerial is rather good 👍
Post #966333 30th Sep 2022 6:08pm
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