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Old 06-26-2003, 11:09 AM   #15
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FYI

for the lower 48 group.............

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3efb1a9ab9f8c4350.jpg/>

http://www.valcoelectronics.com/marine/4350.htm

"This 3' combination antenna features Shakespeare's exclusive distributive load for super signal pulling power. The coil is permanently sealed in Shakespeare's white fiberglass. A polycarbonate Lift and Lay mount is included. Includes 10' RG-62 coax with Motorola plug Mount: Integrated Lift and Lay mount with hardware is supplied. One section, 39" overall length" from their ad...
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Old 07-02-2003, 09:57 PM   #16
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Different am/fm antenna

Found this antenna at AutoZone for about $10 while I was shopping locally for one of the rubber antennas like Ches mentioned above. Metra Model #UA200 adheres to the fiberglass--I put it inside a cabinet. It is for use with an automobile style am/fm radio. It has a built in amplifier, so you must connect to a ground and a hot wire to the ''power antenna'' wire on the am/fm radio. So far it works great. Probably won't be as good as a large external antenna, but seems adequate and it's a cinch to install!

The web link is to Lafayette Radio, but it is half their price at AutoZone, if you have a store in your area.

http://www.lafayetteradio.com/universal_antennas.htm

Scroll down to 44-UA200
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:33 AM   #17
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Antenna

I just installed a car radio/cassettes in my trailer. I am using the alluminium frame of the small overhead cabinet as an antenna. Just bought the male plug part of the antenna, solder a wire with an aligator clip to connect to the frame.

So far, so good. AM or FM.

But I did not try it far from transmitters.

Alain
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:50 AM   #18
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Stuff it in

I installed a CD deck in the upper portion of my tall cabinet.
Although I've drilled many holes into my fiberglass during the restoration, I didn't want to put one in for the antenna.
I just left it extended and stuffed in the corner standing up in the back of the cabinet. It works very well.

I have a photograph of the stereo placement as the tenth photo down on this link:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php?TID=3011
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:03 AM   #19
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yes, the folks who suggested a marine application are right. The big problem with "auto" antenni on fiberglass is that you are dealing with a situation in that the surface does not produce a sufficient "ground plane" for the antenna. Unless you want to fool around with metal mesh (and mess) to adapt an auto antenna, go the marine application route.
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