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Old 07-12-2018, 3:14 PM
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Default G4 antenna connector failure

Aaaaurgh! Antenna connector failure on 1 week old G4. I have a message into Ray about this but I think I got to the bottom of why my stock antenna performed so poorly. Took it off this afternoon and the center pin in the radio came out! Not real happy at this point of ownership.
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Aaaaurgh! Antenna connector failure on 1 week old G4. I have a message into Ray about this but I think I got to the bottom of why my stock antenna performed so poorly. Took it off this afternoon and the center pin in the radio came out! Not real happy at this point of ownership.
Ahh just bend it a bit with needle-nose and stuff it back in the hole!

I'm kidding!

Will have to keep an eye on mine :/
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Working with Ray now on how to return. Unication themselves said I should only use their stock antenna. But had to try others since the stock did not work well. I guess I know why the stock may not have been working well.

If you look at the end of the pin it does not look broken, nor can I see any solder, so I am guess int was a poorly manufactured connector.

Oh, I did stuff it back in the hole for the time being!
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It's probably nothing more than a stubby piece of coax with the pin crimped on the center conductor and the wire pulled out of the nylon a little. Have you tried pushing it back in?
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I had that happen when I used an SMA to BNC adapter. I just shoved it back in, and it's been working fine for my use.
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I pushed it back in but stock antenna still no go. It is on it's way back for repair.
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just got UPS notification my G4 is inbound from Unication after being repaired. 7 days from when it left my house to being back to my house. Nice turn-around.

So no more non-OEM antennas for me on the G4.
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Did they charge you for the repair?
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No they did not.
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My first guess is that it might have been a press fit. But press fits with soft metal won't last long. The long term solution is for the connection to be soldered. There are several ways to solder the connection.

But until the warranty runs out, you did the normal route and went back to the source.
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