New owner of a Phase Linear 5100 Series 2 - ferrite bar antenna missing

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by AlexanderEli, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. AlexanderEli

    AlexanderEli Active Member

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    Hi all,

    As the post says - new owner of this gadget. I like FM radio and I live where several good stations are nearby. If the ferrite bar is missing, can I just replace it with the ferrite bar from any other tuner? I noticed lots of these are being sold on eBay but none for my specific unit at the moment.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Depends on several factors, like how many connections and inductance. If it was just two connections, all one would have to do is experimentally match the original inductance with the coil.
     
  3. I LIKE MUSIC

    I LIKE MUSIC Super Member

    I believe that the ferrite bar antenna is for AM only.

    There is a separate connection for FM reception.

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    Pio1980 is correct, it likely needs to be the correct one for AM.

    Note it has multiple sections.

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    The best thing way would be to use the part number for the AM antenna and compare it with other tuners of the same brand.
     
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  4. AlexanderEli

    AlexanderEli Active Member

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    OK, thanks both for the answers! That is good to know, it is unlikely that i would ever listen to AM so maybe I should just let it be..
     
  5. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Had it been broken off
     
  6. AlexanderEli

    AlexanderEli Active Member

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    Yes, there is just a bundle of wires sticking out that look like they were ripped off of the antenna that was there.
     
  7. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Someone probably thought it was a carry handle, that happens.
     
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