Baofeng 888s antenna question

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Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by Handyman735 » 05 Feb 2018, 17:31

Hi
Recently bought x2 BF-888s noticed a strange "rattle" sound when I moved/walked around with the radios, I took the antenna of both radios and moved them around a normal with just the radio body, no rattle.

shook gently each antenna side to side and found they both had the rattle, has any one else had this on there antennas ? both TX/RX 100% o.k., no scratchy noise coming through the speaker, just this rattle sound from the antenna.

Thanks for any info if you have had the same rattle sound from the antenna.

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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by thelad » 05 Feb 2018, 20:02

Be just the spring part inside the antenna moving. Cant expect much for the price.
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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by paulears » 07 Feb 2018, 18:37

Drill a small hole half way up and squirt in some superglue - that will reduce it.

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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by Handyman735 » 09 Feb 2018, 00:26

Hi
Thanks for the reply's, I just wondered if its a common thing on these radios ?

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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by thelad » 09 Feb 2018, 06:02

Not noticed it on any of mine.
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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by Auldgeek » 09 Feb 2018, 15:30

I have a pair of these and haven't noticed any rattling
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Re: Baofeng 888s antenna question

Post by Handyman735 » 10 Feb 2018, 00:20

Hi
O.k. thanks all for the reply's must just be mine then they still work fine.

Thanks

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