Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Renaissance Man
 
Formula413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In the Northeast dreaming of the Southwest
Posts: 596

Aegean C - '17 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.42 mpg (US)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Internal radio antenna

I don't know if anyone has posted something like this here before, but I know some people would like to get rid of their external antenna but still have radio reception. I saw this in an email from Jegs:

Mr. Gasket 6100 Mr. Gasket Hidden Radio Antenna

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Left Lane Ecodriver
 
RobertSmalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Posts: 2,257

Prius C - '12 Toyota Prius C
Thanks: 79
Thanked 284 Times in 197 Posts
I simply relocated the existing radio antenna to inside the car. I noticed a reduction in reception when I'm downtown or >50 mi from the city, but I find it perfectly acceptable. If you're not at the edge of reception for your favorite station, I recommend relocating your antenna to inside the cabin.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ryland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 3,903

honda cb125 - '74 Honda CB 125 S1
90 day: 79.71 mpg (US)

green wedge - '81 Commuter Vehicles Inc. Commuti-Car

Blue VX - '93 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 867
Thanked 433 Times in 353 Posts
Automotive antennas use the metal body of the car as part of the antenna, there are many types of antennas so you might notice that the hidden antenna does not look like the whip that you are used to, to get good reception an antenna tends to have two parts or two wires because they are picking up an electrical signal from the air.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Left Lane Ecodriver
 
RobertSmalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Posts: 2,257

Prius C - '12 Toyota Prius C
Thanks: 79
Thanked 284 Times in 197 Posts
No, that's not how it works.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
Renaissance Man
 
Formula413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In the Northeast dreaming of the Southwest
Posts: 596

Aegean C - '17 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.42 mpg (US)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
A car's audio system is completely isolated from the chassis, that's why each speaker has two wires from the stereo rather than using ground. And any antenna I've seen is just one wire.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com