Since it is not practical to splint a broken fiberglass whip, this procedure gives
instructions for construction of a field expedient antenna if no other antenna is
Loader's hatch cannot be completely closed
May result in degraded performance
q Pencil, nail or sharp stick
q Pole, wooden or stick, 10-foot length
q Tape, electrical
Utilize the R-442 auxiliary receiver metallic whip antenna by exchanging coaxial
Measure off and mark but do not cut five feet of coaxial cable.
2. In one foot steps, strip the outer insulation from the cable to expose the braided
shield wire. Use care so that the shield wire is not cut.
3. Bend the cable into a loop, holding it with one hand. Using a pencil or nail, and as
close to the remaining insulation as possible, carefully separate the braided shield from
the insulated center conductor.
4. Work the pencil or nail between the shield wire and center conductor to form a
hole. W bile keeping the loop formed, place a finger in the hole and slowly pull the
center conductor out of the shield.
5. Tape the center conductor to the top portion and the braided shield to the bottom
portion of a ten-foot pole. Tape as necessary to hold cable securely in place.