Pro 97 reception problem

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judas12

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I've had my PRO 97 for about 3 years now and it was great until a few months ago. The reception is starting to fade away on most of my frequencies. Maybe 90% of them. Anyone knows why?
 

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I've had my PRO 97 for about 3 years now and it was great until a few months ago. The reception is starting to fade away on most of my frequencies. Maybe 90% of them. Anyone knows why?
I may have an simple answer, but before i answer, do you change antenna's alot, like do you switch from a mobile to a handheld to a base antenna or do you just keep the stock one.

if you change alot then there is a pin that is from the bnc antenna that goes to a board , and if you change alot, then it may have come loose and may be a reason why!
 

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I may have an simple answer, but before i answer, do you change antenna's alot, like do you switch from a mobile to a handheld to a base antenna or do you just keep the stock one.

if you change alot then there is a pin that is from the bnc antenna that goes to a board , and if you change alot, then it may have come loose and may be a reason why!
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The antenna jack wiggles a bit and the motion is carried through the solid wire that connects to the circuit board. There is only a slight "S" bend in the wire, which is not enough for the amount of flexing that the jack goes through and the connection at the circuit board breaks.
 

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The antenna jack wiggles a bit and the motion is carried through the solid wire that connects to the circuit board. There is only a slight "S" bend in the wire, which is not enough for the amount of flexing that the jack goes through and the connection at the circuit board breaks.
Ahh Don I never thought of that one, yeah i forgot that that happens also! good call!
 

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So is the antenna bad? Or the antenna BNC socket? I swap out and play with my antennas (Twist them on and off) all the time. I guess I better stop it!
 

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So is the antenna bad? Or the antenna BNC socket? I swap out and play with my antennas (Twist them on and off) all the time. I guess I better stop it!
No and No. The small solid wire that connects the BNC connector to the circuit board tends to break with the constant movement of the antenna and/or a loose BNC connector.
The best fix is to replace the solid wire with stranded wire so the flexing will not break it.
 
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