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Can a snapped antenna be mended?

I have snapped the antenna of our baby monitor off very close to the base: can this be mended? I can upload a photo if that helps?
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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
ste5an

It depends on the kind of antenna and the kind of damage.. so any image would help. A radio repair shop should be a able to do this.
Heather Hilton

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Thanks for your prompt reply; how can I up load a photo?
Scott C

Add a comment and click the "attach file" link under the comment.

Then  browse to your file and upload.

Also, you may be able to contact the manufacturer of your monitor and order a replacement.
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John

The likelihood is that you will have to replace the monitor. There was most likely a wire embedded in the part that snapped off.
Heather Hilton

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Thanks again. Here are some images.
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Heather Hilton

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Thaks for both comments. I couldn't personally but my dad was an electrician so maybe he could with some instruction. Although when he looked at it he said he couldn't see how it could be done. Is it a big/difficult job?
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John

You will not likely get a good connection with the foil. The connection will be intermittent. If you look in my profile, I experiment with this stuff as well.
Shaun Vermaak

Not in my profile but one of my clients is an antenna manufacturer
Heather Hilton

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I have emailed Motorola  (the manufacturer) so I'll see what they say. As it's a baby monitor for my twins, I really need a good connection all the time: may have to bite the bullet and replace the whole monitor. Thanks so much for your help. X
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John

I think so. If the antenna is intermittent (as I believe likely to happen, give the fragile nature of the foil) then you will not have the benefit you need.
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Wow that is a great baby monitor: it would allow us to move the twins' cots rather than having to have them side by side as there are two camers.Thanks so much. And thanks to all for your help. X
Scott C

Anytime.  From one parent to another.

Also, if one child is sick and the other is not, you can have them in separate rooms and still keep an eye on them.
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John

As one who raised children and now has grandchildren, be sure to rely upon your natural senses and hearing as well.
Scott C

John, I couldn't agree with you more.
Craig Beck

You could sort that with a paperclip, a thin drinking straw and some baking foil!
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John

Unit has to be replaced.