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If you have any doubt as to whether there's an antenna, DO NOT TURN ON THE RADIO. Deltaten was right, it could damage your radio's finals. Unplug the antenna lead from the back and test the center wire and threaded outer contact of the co-ax cable. If you have somewhere around 50 ohms of resistance, there is likely an antenna somewhere. If you want to get fancy you could use a thing called a standing wave ratio meter, or SWR. That will tell you neat stuff like whether the antenna is 'trimmed' correctly to optimize power transmission or in your case, whether there's any antenna at all! Good luck! ~LL
 
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