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Author Topic: Mounting a Dual Band Antenna to a Fiberglass Vehic  (Read 959 times)
KF9BD
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« on: August 25, 2003, 11:15:50 PM »

I am working on mounting a dual band (2m/440) antenna to my corvette.  The vette has a fixed mount radio antenna on the tail.  I am thinking about replacing it with a ground independent antenna (Comet or Diamond) and using the Shakespear am/fm/vhf splitter.  

Now the questions:

1.  Has anyone used the Shakespear am/fm/vhf splitter?  If so, how did it work?

2.  Has anyone used it for both am/fm/vhf and uhf?  If so, how did it work?

3.  Has anyone mounted a "ground independent" Comet or Diamond dual band antenna on a not metal surface?  If so, how did its performance compare to metal mounted antennas you have used?

Any information will be appreciated.

Danny
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KE4NFG
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2003, 07:58:10 PM »

Hi Danny, what generation Corvette is it? If it is a 4, I've seen small metal plates that attach to the lower hatch glass for using mag mount antennas on. If it is a 5, the only thing I've seen is the license plate bracket for CB antennas. I don't know how this would work with a VHF antenna without ground plane, and hanging out into space like that. Maybe with a counterpoise?

Good luck,
John
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2003, 10:48:10 PM »

Its a 99 C5.  Have you used or know of anyone who has used the Shakespear am/fm/vhf signal splitter?
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KE4NFG
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2003, 12:29:31 PM »

No I don't. Sorry, after I posted I realised that this was your main question.

Best of luck
John
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