Treo 650 improvised antenna

A few days ago, my Treo 650 fell on to pavement and the antenna snapped off. I ordered a new short antenna from but in the meantime, I’ve managed to get good reception by clipping an alligator clip with a short length of wire on to the point on the circuit board where the antenna connects. Originally, I had the other clip connected to the antenna itself, but it fell off and I realized that reception was just as good without it.

Treo with an alligator clip antenna

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