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KendallKFD

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I ave a 02 Chevy Trailblazer, with the window style antenna for onstar,My question is if i can use that antenna on a 800mhz trucked system, if i can what adapters would i need to plug it into a ej johnson 800mhz radio?

and if replacing the mast on the antenna would help, and if so, what mast would be recommended.

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gcvaughn

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For receiving, that would work ok, not sure if that antenna would handle transmitting at higher power. The ONSTAR unit had a 3 watt transceiver. That unit is mounted under the passenger side back seat, you could access the coax there by unplugging from the ONSTAR unit. I can't remember which connector is used.

I pulled the ONSTAR unit in an '03 Envoy and mounted a dual band Kenwood in its place. I am running new coax for the antenna, leaving the old coax alone. I pulled the glass mount antenna.
 
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