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Antenna reception location

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Diesel Z57, Mar 29, 2000.

  1. Diesel Z57

    Diesel Z57 Registered Member

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    Howdy,

    I've got an '84 K5 with the antenna in the windshield. Since I need a new windshield and a new stereo, I'm wondering if I still should get the antenna in the windshield, or if I should install one elsewhere. Anyone got a clue if one is better than the other? For some reason, I would think the windshield antenna isn't as good as a stand alone mounted elsewhere.

    -Don

    '84 K5 Diesel
     
  2. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

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    Speaking of the antenna in Windshield...
    i think iam going to have mine replaced...
    my insurance will cover it right? / i would expect that
    w/ the antenna in the glass would be more $$$
    i dont have to pay anything right ?????
    i do have full coverage...
     
  3. Diesel Z57

    Diesel Z57 Registered Member

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    Yeah, the antenna is a little bit more $$$. Not a lot, though. I have no idea about the insurance.
     
  4. 8_YOUR_H2

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    If you live in minnesota your windshield will be replaced with no deductable and the antenna would be covered also. Other wise the comp deductable would apply and they have to replace it with the same thing, they can not jip you out of an antenna. However, the windshield antenna is the worst antenna to have the recption far worse than a standard mast antenna..A powered antenna is good but you may experiance engine noise and rfi since you are mixing radio signals and 12v power..Let me know if there are any other insurance ?'s that what I do all day long
     
  5. MICHIGAN BLAZER

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    actually, when my hubby had his window replaced the winshield w/antenae was cheaper than w/o it.

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  6. Cmoe

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    I don't lissen to the radio much when I get out of town. I pop in a CD and crank it up! The radio antenna in the glass is a good thing because on my work truck I broke four of them dam fender mount antenna....I'll stay with the windshield antenna!

    C'moe

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