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post #1 of 35 Old 03-19-2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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antenna alternatives?

As I am looking into putting on auxilliary lighting on windshield brackets, and I kinda like the deeper look of the KC Daylighters than slim alternatives (i.e. KC Slimlites, Delta 150, Hellas, etc.) that would clear the OEM antenna, do you guys know of any shorter antenna (i.e. stubby antenna) that could clear the Daylighters on the windshield brackets?


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When I had them I just took a pair of pliers and made a slide bend in the antenna so it followed the same line as the window frame. It looked like it was made that way and no one new that it was actually bent.

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I always wanted to get a new antenna cause my stock one beats the crap out of my windshield frame on the highway/offroad.
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yeah my antenna somehow managed to punch a nice sized spider crack in my windshield im lookin for a stubby too

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My friend's TJ has a short antenna on it, I asked him about it, says his came like that, then again he does work at a dealership...

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i got one from summit
you cant really see it in the actual pic but it is about as big as the red stripe i drew here


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Too bad that picture is too small to look at it

Hm, speaking of summit, I might make a trip up there this weekend

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If your using kc hilites windshield brackets, just zip tie your antenna back behind the light through the mounting slot. It will keep the antenna in place and won't bug anything.



Slightly hard to see in the pic, but you can just make out where I have it zip tied through the bracket and also shrink wrapped to prevent grinding on the bracket.

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I'll try and get a pic to post up but I just bought a short (and flexible) antenna from O'Reily. It is a universal fit and cost me all of $4. I would recommend as it worked perfectly!
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I'll try and get a pic to post up but I just bought a short (and flexible) antenna from O'Reily. It is a universal fit and cost me all of $4. I would recommend as it worked perfectly!
very interested in seeing this pic!

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Circuit City (and probably any other good sized car audio place car) carries a glass mount amplified antenna. If you ever want to listen to AM radio then dont get this but if you dont care about that then this would really be perfect for ya.

http://www.smarter.com/antennas/metr...-pi-75072.html

I listen to a lot of AM radio so i mounted a CB antenna on the rear of the car and used that as my radio's antenna.
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I just slipped a thin peice of rubber tubing over the antenna. Worked fine for me.
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very interested in seeing this pic!
Here are some pics...as promised!


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If you have a CB antenna you can do what I did to mine.

I took off my antenna it made a horrible sound vibrating against my KC's and
I bought this for less than 20 bucks...



From the Firestik web site

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The "Match-Maker" is the perfect accessory for people who want to use their standard ground plane dependent Firestik CB antenna for CB and AM/FM radio. Although there are some devices that claim you can use your AM/FM antenna for CB, be forewarned that your CB performance will be, at best, very poor. The AR-1A does not allow you to use your AMFM antenna for CB. Unlike the receive only antenna needed by the AM/FM radio, a CB needs its antenna to be resonant within the CB band. Tuners that allow the AM/FM antenna to be used for CB bleed off power to keep the CB's output circuits from literally burning out. If you only want one antenna, then the only wise choice is to use a CB antenna and the Match-Maker. Installation is easy too! Simply disconnect the antenna coax from the CB and screw it to the Match-Maker. Then, screw the Match-Makers PL-259 lead to the CB and put the pin-plug into the AM/FM radio's antenna input socket. Both coaxial leads are 18" (46cm)long. The Match-Maker has dual tuning coils and the tool and instructions needed to optimize the performance of both the CB and the AM/FM radio. The maximum input power rating of the AR-1A is 30 watts.

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I live near Seattle and I can pick up radio stations in Portland (a few hours drive south)
My CB even works better there is an adjusting screw for SWR built into the little box.
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Thanks for all the response.

I just saw this. Had anyone tried this?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/75006_950.htm

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