Just ordered a new one as they be cheap enough atm , has anyone pulled one apart and if so should there be a capacitor there? , those top 3 coils are shorted also by a solder blob is that should be too , i'm guessing that's the reason the wire burnt in half or a capacitor exploded (i did not see anything fall out of the tube btw ) , the antenna worked well when it did for a month or so . It's shorter .73m compared to the 1m long one i also have and just fits in underground car parks the way i have it set up . I found it best to heat up the alum tube with a gas pencil torch to soften/break the glue , it would not budge without that heat , a handy hint ! . Supposed to be 70w capability , 40w was the max i used Paul .