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Author Topic: Chrysler Concorde 2m mobile  (Read 340 times)
KA4KOE
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« on: June 04, 2001, 11:32:17 PM »

Anybody have any experience putting a decent but unobtrusive antenna on one of these vehicles for 2 meter mobile? How well do the on glass types work? Any suggestions. Unobtrusiveness is a plus, since its my wife's car. Tnx!
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W4PM
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2001, 08:45:23 AM »

I have a PT Cruiser and it has less places to put an antenna than your Concorde!  I put a Radio Shack dual band  on-the glass antenna on the left rear quarter panel window.  It only costs $40 and seems to hit the local repeaters about as well as the mag mount I had on my previous car.  The antenna is black and has a coil in it so it looks a bit like a cell phone antenna. It doesn't detract from the looks of the car at all.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2001, 10:09:28 AM »

I had a Concord for a few years also.  When I installed a scanner in it I wanted a real stealth antenna.  I found the CVA Series Decal Antenna from "Antennas America" (Part #64347 from Tessco: 800-472-7373).  It is rated at 75 watts from 140-155 MHz.  They claim a whopping 1.2 dB gain, but we all know how that goes.  The antenna is a black decal about 4 inches square and .003" thick, with a VHF dipole etched on it like traces on a circuit board.  The black decal antenna sticks to the inside of the glass (I put mine on the rear) and virtually disappears into the black glareband on the windshield.  (Obviously, works the same on any car that still has glass in it!) No holes and peels right off when you trade the car.  Comes with 16 feet of mini coax which easily tucked into the windshield molding.  Think I had to provide my own connector.  Used it for years for the scanner then tried my 45-watt 2 meter rig and it worked quite well also.  Showed very good SWR.  Price today is about $34.00 from Tessco.  Good luck.  73, Terry, WØFM
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