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Brian Gowing

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Need to jury-rig an old Shure LX transmitter antenna
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:38:23 pm »

A church that I help out has an old Shure LX bodypack for a lav mic that the antenna has broken off. The church can't afford to replace the system so is there a way to either replace the antenna or jury-rig an antenna so they can have a workable pack for at least the next few months until they can get the funds to replace it? The antenna is broken on the bodypack right at the rubber nipple where it enters into the pack.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Need to jury-rig an old Shure LX transmitter antenna
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 06:26:51 pm »

A church that I help out has an old Shure LX bodypack for a lav mic that the antenna has broken off. The church can't afford to replace the system so is there a way to either replace the antenna or jury-rig an antenna so they can have a workable pack for at least the next few months until they can get the funds to replace it? The antenna is broken on the bodypack right at the rubber nipple where it enters into the pack.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Brian


Brian,
Contact Shure at 1-800-516-2525.  This is the service department.  They could tell you if you can get the antenna.  They typically have a very reasonable service policy.  Here is a link to the service fee chart.   

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

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Re: Need to jury-rig an old Shure LX transmitter antenna
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 09:07:26 pm »


Brian,
Contact Shure at 1-800-516-2525.  This is the service department.  They could tell you if you can get the antenna.  They typically have a very reasonable service policy.  Here is a link to the service fee chart.   

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

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Re: Need to jury-rig an old Shure LX transmitter antenna
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 06:20:04 pm »

You migt cut a chunk of wire the same length and solder it where the antenna was
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Re: Need to jury-rig an old Shure LX transmitter antenna
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 09:00:38 pm »

You migt cut a chunk of wire the same length and solder it where the antenna was

Yes,
You can cut an antenna to length by comparing to the existing unit (be sure to include the length all the way to the PC board).
I have most frequently used lav mic cable for this.  If you got some dead lavs around this can work well.

If the part is available from Shure, the swap is very easy (as long as you are comfortable soldering and taking apart the pack) and the cable will fit the strain relief properly, etc.

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