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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Hidden antenna?

I'm hoping to NOT drill a hole into my wing to add an AM/FM antenna. Has anybody had any luck with a "hidden" antenna? If so, What are you recommending?
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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:33 PM
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Dave, I installed this on my truck:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It works OK but I live in an RF "dead zone" where radio and TV signals are weak to begin with but once I am in a more open area, this antenna works fine for AM/FM signals.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:36 PM
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I've installed a few behind the dash and they work great... Remote areas a little less gooder.... But who listens to the radio anyways..

------ Follow up post added October 10th, 2014 01:37 PM ------

And I just bought them off eBay..cheap...
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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:40 PM
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I have a marine antenna mounted off the back of the truck. Looks much better than on the wing. Best reception of any car I've ever seen.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:59 PM
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Interesting timing...I'm looking to do the exact same setup.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 02:16 PM
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I also added two CB/HAM radio antennas on my truck without having to drill large holes. The brackets mount on the lip of the hood drilling two small holes in the lip of the hood to hold them in place (you only need one but I put two to make it look cool!).

I then mounting foldable adapters so I can park the truck in my garage.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and springs so as I go under trees the antenna doesn't break off:

Firestik SS-3H Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Antenna Spring
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

With these antennas I can talk to the world and listen to Radio Moscow while driving
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Old October 10th, 2014, 02:27 PM
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works great no problems. I tried it on the window and unmounted behind the stereo.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 07:07 PM
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Mine already had the "hole" so I decided on an auto-retract so I can listen to my iPod though my radio & retract the antenna (via dash switch) while in the bush & not bend/break another one.

After a brief stint with a worthless Metra (sent it back ppd), I paid the bucks & bought a Hirschmann. Works like a charm though a little tough to get into the allowable area.

Now I see this, if the quality is there, it would be a much easier install.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RetroSound-P...1d0783&vxp=mtr
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Old October 10th, 2014, 08:04 PM
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I found this online. They say it can be painted with any nonmetallic paint without hindering its performance.
http://www.tunetrapper.com
24" long, 1/2" diameter I would probably zip tie it to the roll bar.
Anybody seen or used one in person?
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Old October 10th, 2014, 09:02 PM
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I have a hole in my fender for an antenna. Need to find a whip CB antenna that can take the hits from low hanging trees.
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