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Old 11-18-2017, 05:34 PM
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Default Garmin GPS 541s Antenna Wire Insulation Broken

While replacing my top, I noticed that my GPS antenna wire's outer insulation is broken right next to the the antenna. I would normally just splice such a break, but it doesn't have enough room before it goes into the plastic "mushroom top" antenna.

Can I take the antenna apart? If not, are there reasonably priced replacements that work?
Old 11-18-2017, 06:42 PM
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I would try to open it up and re solder
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I would try to slip some heat shrink over it if possible


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Originally Posted by jfwireless View Post
I would try to slip some heat shrink over it if possible


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This or get a cheap aftermarket one on ebay about 30 bucks or so they work fine
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Can you just use the built in antenna while you look for a GA38? Might advertise for one on here.
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Why not just get a new BNC connector? Cut the cable and put on a new BNC TWIST-ON FOR RG59.
Simple fix for under $5.00.
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Originally Posted by ken62k View Post
Why not just get a new BNC connector? Cut the cable and put on a new BNC TWIST-ON FOR RG59.
Simple fix for under $5.00.
The break is too near the antenna, but I will cut the wire downstream, slip on some heatshrink and put on a new connector. Thanks all, for your ideas!
Old 11-20-2017, 05:22 PM
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Take a close look at your antenna. Does it come apart? I have a newer one and the top half comes off the pole mount base. If the base comes off you should be able to just replace the BNC connector

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