Connecting the dipole to the window line Cut the dipole antenna wire in Radio shack amateur radios at the center and solder the ends to the window line. RS was nothing more than a disappointing necessary evil for many years. Even scanners now are hard to find. True, Radioshack has removed a lot of the small parts from its walls. Most of the Radio Shack people Radio shack amateur radios have talked with have been neat, clean, respectful, and very helpful.