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Hey everbody, I just bought a WEP-2000 thru glass dual band(2m/70cm) antenna. I installed it on one of the rear side windows. Every time I pulled into the garage it would hit so I cut some off. I cut about 2 1/2in. off. My question is; will that much effect the performance of the antenna?
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Yes. Any time you change the lenght of the whip it will have some effect on the performance. On glass are not the best for any kind of radio.
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the best thing you can do right now is throw that antenna away, get another and put it a little lower on the glass. (if you must have a glass mt. antenna) sorry not trying to be an ***, but cutting the antenna will effect proformance and may damage the radio over time.
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Hey everbody, I just bought a WEP-2000 thru glass dual band(2m/70cm) antenna. I installed it on one of the rear side windows. Every time I pulled into the garage it would hit so I cut some off. I cut about 2 1/2in. off. My question is; will that much effect the performance of the antenna?
Reportedly, glass antennas are not preferred for performance. I can't really say because I've never owned one. My friends tell me that their performance is substandard when compared with other ones.

I think my friend told me the better version of a glass antenna might have a ground on it. I prefer using magnetic mounts even though the coax runs through the door opening. If you must use this method, find a door that opened less frequent.
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Here, you will find varied opinions regarding glass mount antennas.

Experiences with Glass Mount Scanner Antennas?
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Hey everbody, I just bought a WEP-2000 thru glass dual band(2m/70cm) antenna. I installed it on one of the rear side windows. Every time I pulled into the garage it would hit so I cut some off. I cut about 2 1/2in. off. My question is; will that much effect the performance of the antenna?
Do you use it for transmitting or receivng? If it is for a scanner, probably won't make a lot of differnece.
If it is used for transmitting, it is probably not of use any more, get another antenna.
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