Today I followed the various threads and posts hereon, and replaced my
antenna mast. It was surprisingly easy, amounting to only inserting
the end of the antenna cord into the base of the antenna and turning
on the radio. Everything works fine EXCEPT that the antenna is not
pulled quite down when the radio is turned off, instead, leaving two
or three inches of antenna sticking up, which is an invitation for
another SOB to come along and snap or cut the antenna, which was
happened to the original one.
Any suggestions on how to get the antenna to completely retract will
be greatly appreciated.