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Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:57 pm
by Joe74
Hi all, was wondering if anybody on here would happen to know where I could find a replacement aerial for this CB model? I've searched everywhere on the web and have had no joy, any suggestions as to where I should begin to look would be appreciated. Thanks. :wave:

Re: Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:41 pm
by m0lsx
Have you asked at places like Knights Electron or Nevada? as dealers, they may know about the availability of parts. Also what connector is the antenna? Could you simply plug in an off the shelf alternative?

Re: Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:43 am
by BlackKnight_UK
It has a standard SO-239 (?) socket and you can connect it to any antenna but I'm assuming the OP wants to use it portable :wink:

Re: Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 am
by m0lsx
I looked at the manual & it seems to suggest the antenna is changeable, but does not say what the connector is. And the antenna is nothing special by the looks of it, so it should be replaceable, if the connector between the radio & antenna is nothing special too.

Re: Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:17 am
by BlackKnight_UK
I had a rubber duck for mine, it was a genuine Midland one so had the right thread on it - don't consider getting one though, it was absolutely useless!

Re: Midland portapak model 77-805 telescopic aerial.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:22 am
by Joe74
m0lsx wrote:Have you asked at places like Knights Electron or Nevada? as dealers, they may know about the availability of parts. Also what connector is the antenna? Could you simply plug in an off the shelf alternative?

Yes mate I asked knights and they said they sold there last one ten years ago, I managed to find a rubber Duck that fits, but now I'm having problems with the speaker mic, has anyone on here got a spare that they would like to sell?