Step 5: Attach the New Antenna Wire

Now, you're going to thread the wiring you will be using for the antenna through the hole in the casing made in the previous step. Then, strip about 3/4" off the end, and wrap it around the screw that was holding the antenna in place. Now replace the screw in the same manner that it was in previously. You could also simply solder the wire onto the main board, but i'm not very skilled at soldering and didn't want to try it.
If you did this to a walkie talkie do you think it would interfere with the quality of transmissions over the predetermined frequencies?
<p>FCC Rules make it illegal to modify the antenna of any GMRS radio. They are only legal if you use the provided antenna. </p><p>SO you can NOT do this modification on a radio with a transmitter in it.</p>
What did you use the magnet for? I didn't see it used.
I used it to magnetize my screwdriver so I wouldn't lose all the tiny screws. As it is I never recovered three of them.
Your pics rock compared to mine!! I just use my ipod look at my instructables and youll see how crappy mine are lol
do ypu thik this would work for a computer
I have the same weather radio. I had to really play with the radio to find the channel button. Once I did locate the channel that was closest to my home, the sound is crystal clear. <br> <br>Put the batteries in the radio. Press the NOAA button on the top right hand side of the radio. Then press the channel button until the letter at the top of the screen located on the left hand side starts to flash. Use the volume buttons on the left side of the radio to change the channel. The channels are listed from A through G. <br> <br>I included the directions above for anyone else who has this radio, but does not know how to set the channel closest to their home.
What do you think the range of the modified radio is?

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