New antenna idea for truck

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by GonzoLonzo, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. GonzoLonzo

    GonzoLonzo New Member

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  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I've looked into the crystal ball and I see a lot of stolen antenna's. :)
     

  3. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Pretty neat, but with that said I don't know if I would buy one myself but that's because I don't think if would look good on my jeep but that's personal opinion.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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  5. kfox75

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    Read the reviews. There is at least some loss of reception, as there is with any stubby unit. I guess this is a case where size does matter.......... :D
     
  6. GonzoLonzo

    GonzoLonzo New Member

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    HaHa, I was waiting for that one. It's still funny though.:D
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that is my point. i got one of those stubby little rubber ones that looked really cool many years ago. i lost lots of radio reception. i put the factory one back on.
     
  8. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did the same thing myself once. A friend of mine gave me the the shorty from his truck when my full size got snapped off by a tree limb in his back yard. I ran it for about 3 days before I was down at the local you pull it getting a full size replacement. My current one picks up signal from downtown Buffalo in my driveway in Erie. Not the best signal, but you can still listen to it. When i am at the NY house, I can get strong signal from both cities.

    Still, the stub was better than GM's old windshield units. those things took sucks to a whole new level.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    several of my older Trans Ams and other older Pontiacs had the windshield antennas and they did alright.
     
  10. kfox75

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    don't know what it was, but the ones in my 78 K5 Blazer, and my 82 K20 P\U didn't work well at all. I wound up converting them to aftermarket sticks, and they worked fine. Then again, by the time I bought both trucks, they were starting to peel off the windshield. Probably had a lot to do with it. The only one I ever saw work right was the one in my uncle's 78 C10 Heavy Half he picked up while stationed at Mountain Home Idaho. If I remember right, he added a signal booster to it while he was stationed out there.

    Either way, they still worked better than the factory radio and antenna set ups from Chrysler (had them in 2 Dakotas and an Aires) in the late 80s. With an aftermarket radio, I could pick up some of the Toronto and Niagara Falls stations clearly while almost to the NY\PA Border. With the factory set up, I would lose them by the time I was passing Dunkirk NY on the Thruway.
     
  11. 303tom

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    They were NOT stuck on the windshield, they were IN it !................
     
  12. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks Tom. Now I know that both trucks were oin at least their second windshields. That explains a lot.
     
  13. Argyle_Armoring

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    I had a CravenSpeed stubby on my Tundra I currently have one on the wife's Sienna. The reception was horrible. Of course I use a flash drive for my music so it really doesn't matter.
     
  14. Trez

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    Hey... Wheres the International ones?? :(


    Oh.. I see they only fit new vehicles.... :mad:
     
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