UHF Antenna mounted to Windscreen

Submitted: Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 21:38
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Anyone heard of these & have any experience on their effectiveness?

This is a UHF antenna that is mounted to your windscreen. (fitted with low profile connector)

Use it for Commerial Two-Way radios
Use it for Scanners
Use it for UHF CBs
Vandal Proof
No Wind Noise
High Power Rating (20 watts)
Virtually Invisible
Fast Easy Installation (Any Dummy can fit this baby)
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Specifications

Frequency Coverage - 460 to 480MHz (Good for UHF CB)
VSWR - 1.2:1
Power Rating - 20 watts
Coax - 3.6m Low Loss RG58 (PL259 Connector fitted)
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Reply By: rolande- Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 21:40

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 21:40
Is it a mobile phone antenna-on-windscreen typr or the radio antenna stuck-flush on-windscreen type??
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Follow Up By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 22:16

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 22:16
antenna stuck-flush on-windscreen type
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Follow Up By: Mungo Explorer - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 22:49

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 22:49
What exactly do you mean by "flush"? Is there a weblink somewhere?
Glass-mounted antennae aren't new, of course, and I heard they are not very good for UHF CB, mainly for mobile phone.
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Reply By: Member - Bob L - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 23:09

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 23:09
Mike,
An on glass antenna works ok but is really a compromise as they do not have the gain or efficiency of a good ground independent "gain" antenna.
For my money GME"s AE4018K1 mounted on the bullbar is good value and at 4.5db gain gives a good performance in both flat and hilly country at a reasonable cost.
Another contender is RF Industries CD5000 which is a rated at 5db.

Whats that saying " All oils aint oils"?

Cheer
Bob L
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 18:16

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 18:16
The AE4018K1 is actually a 6.5dB antenna. Not a 4.5dB as advertised. The black whip section is 4.5 while the steel post between the black whip and the spring is 2dB. Making a total of 6.5dB.

Utemad
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Reply By: Member - Bob L - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:00

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:00
Utemad
For your information the AE4018K1 IS 4.5db and not 6.5db as you obviously believe. The elevated section, choke or whatever you want to call it has no gain characteristics but is there to provide a decent groundplane in order for the antennna to work efficiently and provide 360 degree coverage. The whip would work just the same mounted in the centre of the roof.
The purpose of the spring should be obvious.
RFI claim 6.5db for their cd5000 but there again it is all in the whip and not the elevated feed portion.

Sorry if I sound a bit steamed up but I have been involved with Uhf for years and like to think I know what I'm talking about.

Cheers Bob L
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob L - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:03

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:03
Sorry, now Ive stuffed up. The RFI CD5000 is rated at 5db , its their CD1795 GSM/CDMA antenna which is 6.5db.

Bob L
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Reply By: Member - Steve M (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:52

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 21:52
Mike

I have just returned from a trip to the Red Centre with a mate who has (had) a glass mount antenna fitted to his late 95 Range Rover (he claimed their was no other way to fit an antenna to the Rangie) for his GME TX3400.

Both the radio and the antenna were installed by a well known communications firm in Adelaide.

Long story short, the Rangie missed the first half of the trip due to suspension failure and so came up the Stuart Highway a week later. All bitumen.

Lost the antenna on the way up due to wind!!!! Useless TX3400 from then on, no antenna. Would love to have seen the result on the corregations of the Old Ghan Track! Both on the antenna and the Rangie.

Hope that helps.
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Follow Up By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:12

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:12
Steve the one I was looking at was flush mounted along the inside of the windscreen but your post & others above have convinced me to stick to the roobar mounted one. Thanks for the advice
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