Aerial stuck up 3”

PtP

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I had the usual problem of my aerial not going down all the way last night. It was stuck up by about 3”. I recall there was a simple fix which I eventually remembered – keep pressing the power button on the radio. :roll:

But my question is, “What is the purpose of the aerial not going down all the way?”
 

Steve Wright

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PtP said:
I had the usual problem of my aerial not going down all the way last night. It was stuck up by about 3”. I recall there was a simple fix which I eventually remembered – keep pressing the power button on the radio. :roll:

But my question is, “What is the purpose of the aerial not going down all the way?”
Peter

Have you not got a switch on the dash that sends the aerial up and down ?

I have on mine

Steve
 

PtP

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I too think its Mr T's sick little joke! :lol:

I have the switch on the dash, but when the aerial is in the +3" mode, it won't go down all the way with the switch either, it still has the 3" showing.

As I mentioned, I'd read about the problem before and eventually remembered how to get it to work normally, so it seems to work as it should now.

I was curious as to why the aerial has this function, especially as I just cannot see any logical reason for it, other than to hang rubbish bags etc from. :)
 
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Andy Harvey

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Peter.

On mine, if the radio / cassette / CD is on, you can only put down the aerial to the +3 position. If you switch off the radio then it does go back down.

Like you I can think of absolutely no reason as to why it's like this. I actually preffered the arrangement on the 80 series where you had to put it up or down with the switch - certainly on mine there was no auto up feed from the radio or indeed a place for it on the aerial.

I think it was a case of the engineers having a stupid morning and inventing features because they could rather than because they were of any use.
 

Andy Harvey

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Just worked out one thing. If you are on tape or CD, the aerial is only in the +3 position if Traffic Announcements are on, otherwise it is fully retracted. Guess it stays in the +3 position to get some kind of signal for the radio.
 
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