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Antennas...

Discussion in 'Audio' started by jarheadk5, May 15, 2000.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Now that I can wire up my radio, would it be worth it to buy and install a regular whip-type antenna? I've got the in-the-windshield one now, and I personally think it's not much good for reception. Any comments?
    If a whip antenna is in order, what is a good model to get? Thanks, folks.

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    I have an amplified ant that goes behind the dash. It doesnt requir having to run the coax oyut to the fender or cut a hole outside, or have an antenna that can be bent or ripped off bye those mean old branches.
    I dont remember the part number but i will try to post it tomorow night


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  3. Blazer79

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    Whip type antennas like to whip too many brances when off-roading. Maybe you can find one of those that go on the pillar, parallel to the windshield.

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    when i fixed my stereo, i talked to the guy that runs the repair shop, and asked him about antennas. he said the windshield models were mostly crap, and to use a regular one that goes on the fender. he also said that boosters not only amplify the radio station's signal, but also any interference noise.
    just get a power antenna off a cadillac or honda or something, and throw it on yer fender. i'm pretty sure there's enough room for it! if it's going on a cd/tuner, put it on a separate switch so you can lower it while wheeling.

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    a Honda?? come on now... that's a good idea though, the power antenna. I snapped mine off but it only cost about $15 to replace the whole thing so it wasn't bad.

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    Guess it must depend on your location relative to the transmittes. When I lived in Portland, OR, that in the windshield antenna had NO problems getting or keeping a good signal. Now that I am in podunk, USA (about halfway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland) the signals vary. I prefer having NO external antenna (for the aforementioned reasons), luckily am moving back to Portland in 3 weeks.

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