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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormyblade View Post
    On the board there will be a small hole marked Ant - that's where you solder the wire antenna.
    Was hoping it was that easy! Iíll post a pic when I get it next week.


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    Just received it. There is no hole labeled 'antenna'. Any ideas? See pic.
    FM_New.jpg

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    My best guess is E1. That looks like the hole labeled antenna on mine.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless

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    Quote Originally Posted by virgil1 View Post
    Just received it. There is no hole labeled 'antenna'. Any ideas? See pic.
    FM_New.jpg
    A quick search of reference designators comes up with this-
    E - ANT, Terminal, Ferrite Bead Ring, Misc. Electrical Part
    So yes that is the correct spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomaker View Post
    A quick search of reference designators comes up with this-
    E - ANT, Terminal, Ferrite Bead Ring, Misc. Electrical Part
    So yes that is the correct spot.

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    Thank you Randomaker!

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    I 3d printed a case for mine back when I used those. You can also have someone else print it on thingiverse if you dont own a printer. Now I use a Vast radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aknflyer View Post
    I 3d printed a case for mine back when I used those. You can also have someone else print it on thingiverse if you dont own a printer. Now I use a Vast radio.
    I do have a printer. Do you have the link on thingiverse?


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    Update, I just soldered a 18 AWG insulated wire to 'E', about 3.5 feet. Taped it to a 4 foot wooden dowel. Worked awesome. Easy!

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    If you have not seen this, I would recommend the following video from the Virtual Christmas Summit 2021 - Optimizing Your Audio and FM Transmission. There is a lot of great information in this presentation.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless

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    Quote Originally Posted by virgil1 View Post
    I do have a printer. Do you have the link on thingiverse?


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    Yes, this was a design by Wolfie, dont think he is on the boards anymores. He did a disco ball halloween costume for his daughter that was really cool. Anyways here is the link, the think I liked was it had mounting ears. I did have to sand the edge of the circuit board slightly to make mine fit, it is a tight squeeze.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1862082

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