[DML] Antenna in fender (was Re: e-bay Delorean items)
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[DML] Antenna in fender (was Re: e-bay Delorean items)

In-glass antennas have come back. 

"Radios of the day" is the operative phrase. I have had several 
modern cars (BMW) that have antennas in the rear glass and they work 
fine (at least until the antenna amplifier buried in the trunk 
fails). It's part of the OEM radio installation so I'm not sure how 
effective an amp would be in a DMC installation. Might be worth a try 
if you can find a good one. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "robert parker" <roberthparker@> 
> >
> The windscreen antennaes were Detroit's answer to the problems with
> car washes damaging the antennaes and it was cheaper than a power
> antennae. The problem was if you are in an area of poor reception 
> (rural or just not near a radio station) the signal was too weak for
> the radios of the time to amplify without a lot of static. Driving
> between big cities on the highway was terrible, especially for FM.
> After getting so many complaints they all gave up on the windscreen
> antennae. The other problem is that it is horizontally polarized so 
> can't receive the vertically polarized signal as effectively as a
> whip. If you are happy with the windscreen antennae it is probably
> because you get a strong signal in the area you use it in.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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