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AndyHN
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WTB: Visorphone Antenna

My Visorphone antenna fell off and dissappeared. Does anyone have a broken visorphone they want to part with cheap and/or does anyone know a replacement stub antenna that comes close? Handspring does not sell replacements ...

Also does anyone know if the Sprint PCS version of the visorphone uses the same antenna as the generic visorphone (Sprint VP's can be bought cheap)

TIA ...

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replacement antenna solved?

I bought a replacement Nokia 5160/6160 antenna as suggested by another post ($15 shipped) and then with some careful grinding/cutting/gluing managed to get a reasonable fit on the VP. Performance is just as good as the original antenna, though physically t sticks out a little more.

For those that need to duplicate, use a grinding wheel to carefully remove the plastic indents on the Nokia antenna shaft, then use a razor to trim the lower 3/8" off the shaft, then cut the antenna contact right where it starts to bend - then re-form a new bend with a pliers. Slide it in with the contact towards the front of the VP and check signal strength. I did not modify the VP at all. Glue once you're confident the signal is there.

Hopefully good for another million miles - or until the Treo 600 is at a reasonable price.

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Relpacement antenna

PS ...

SHAME SHAME SHAME ON HANDSPRING for not stocking replacement VP antennas !! They should have a bag full and ship them out for a few bucks.

Example: I broke the battery cover on my Kodak digital camera and Kodak not only had the part, they shipped it to me including postage for <$5. I will buy from Kodak again!!

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