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Lightning hit antenna, wiped out radio

How do i fix the radio if lightning hit antenna and need to change out radio and antenna?

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Your'e lucky if radio and ant are the only casualties. No vehicle system in the world is designed to survive that kind of power and magnetic pulse!!! Yes...replace them.

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