Windscreen Aerial?

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  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    I need a new aerial on my M/H for the Radio, can't find the end that fixes to the frame, and don't want to go thro the rigmarole of drilling holes in the Body.
    So, braved the weather here in Gods Little Acre, (don't ask!:Angry: Real Poooeee!) and took a turn thro Halfords. Saw one that fixes inside and upagainst the screen.
    Will it work? Saw something similar in a delivery Truck, it was used in conjunction with a Company Radio, a CB style thingee. AND, because I'm only receiving a signal, do I have to do as the instructions say, earth the braided wire, and connect to a live lead? (and YES! I know! "When all else fails read the instructions!":thumb: I did:thumb: thats the scary bit:Blush:)

    All advice gratefully received and much appreciated
     
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    Never had much luck with windscreen fitted ones.

    Give it a fair chance and follow instructions, at least then you have tried.

    Best of luck.
     
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    i would earth the braid.
    and the live feed can be found on the back of your radio will probably say ANT or AMP on it and most likely be blue or could be blue with a white stripe and only be live when the radio is on.
     
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    I used to have one in the RV and it worked fine. It was wired to the ignition so as not to drain the battery. It had some kind of amplifier in it and a small red LED came on whilst it was working.
     
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    Thanks Fellas, knew you'd come thro, much appreciated!:thumb:
     
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    I had a car with one, was OK on it...............doing my head in trying to remember which one it was now...........:Sad:
     
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    I have a windscreen arial on my SURE Highway D A B radio absolutely marvelous, best thing ever bought for my works van. Uses the built in radio, wirelessly, only way to listen to Planet Rock when driving.
     
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    Job done!:thumb: Works brill :thumb: Especially the bit from techno 100:thumb:

    Once again Cheers M'dears:thumb:
     
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