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I was wondering if it is possible to put an attena inside your car and have it still recieve a signal...

 

I want an attena but dont want to make my car look crappy...

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wait, you want to install a "redneck" communication system on a BMW?

 

if you did I can't blame you for wanting to hide it. around here you'd be run down by the truckers or shot by the hicks with gun racks in thier chevy rust bucket pickups...

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wait, you want to install a "redneck" communication system on a BMW?

 

if you did I can't blame you for wanting to hide it.  around here you'd be run down by the truckers or shot by the hicks with gun racks in thier chevy rust bucket pickups...

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heh, pretty much... me and some of my friends want it for when we are going on trips, road rallys, etc...

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Your no fun just go all out. 10 ft, antenna with a tenis ball halfway down it. youll be able to hear quite well. I was a new beetle driving down the road with a setup like that it was the most pathetic thing I have every seen.

 

Seriously, some one might make some kind of a powered antenna out there, or theres the small temporary antennas you could put on for a trip and take of the rest of the time.

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Speaking as a former Redneck/Hick, and having had/installed everything from bullbar to roof mounted antennas of the helical to 9" stainless variety... having the antenna in the boot, is a BAD idea, simply because the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) needs to be as close to 1:1 as possible, not just for performance but to ensure the radio's final output stage (transmitter) isn't killed off by mismatched energy returning along the antenna's feedline ;)

 

As important with the UHF spectrum gear as with the 27Mhz CB, the on-glass is a perfect choice, I was going to suggest a 2-in-1 AM/FM + CB antenna (if the still make them :P), but the on-glass is classier by far! :D

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Speaking as a former Redneck/Hick, and having had/installed everything from bullbar to roof mounted antennas of the helical to 9" stainless variety... having the antenna in the boot, is a BAD idea, simply because the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) needs to be as close to 1:1 as possible, not just for performance but to ensure the radio's final output stage (transmitter) isn't killed off by mismatched energy returning along the antenna's feedline ;)

 

As important with the UHF spectrum gear as with the 27Mhz CB, the on-glass is a perfect choice, I was going to suggest a 2-in-1 AM/FM + CB antenna (if the still make them :P), but the on-glass is classier by far! :D

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Well said: as a truck driver myself I am a bit familiar with CB's, get a good magnet mount antenna such as a K-40 and have your SWR set at a good CB shop, or buy a SWR meter and set it yourself :)

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