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Bc-100xl antenna replacement

I replaced a broken antenna on my bc-100xl with an 800MHz antenna and can't get any reception. Is this antenna compatible with my old dog?

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  • free2andrew0 Jan 02, 2009

    it want pick up anything


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The solder joint had broken loose from the positive post on the bnc jack....Antenna works but not on frequencies below 230 MHz....I'm still in the dark as to the compatibility of this antenna with this old low frequency unit....oicu812

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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