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thru glass antenna?

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I have an all band one and it works fine for me. I use mine for 800 MHZ trunking and works justt about as good as the stock antenna but getting it outside the metal car makes it better. Also try looking at this thread (http://forums.radioreference.com/new-user-getting-started-forum/142277-through-glass-antenna.html)
Not a receive antenna, a real transmitting antenna is what he's posting about.
Through the window is determined by how new the vehicle is, and if the windows have metal flakes in the glass.
I, personally, have never used an on the glass antenna.
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Not a receive antenna, a real transmitting antenna is what he's posting about.
Through the window is determined by how new the vehicle is, and if the windows have metal flakes in the glass.
I, personally, have never used an on the glass antenna.
Larry
Ok. I also use that same one for VHF transmitting on 5 watts and it works fine for me and I seem to lose no signal. Mine has not come off because I have pushed it to the car really hard.
 

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Given the needed size of a CB antenna, I doubt that an on-glass mount would hold up very long. And I don't think that CB frequencies work in the on-glass mounts very well.

If you really don't want to drill a proper mount, get a mag mount. Then go on Ebay or someplace and buy a square of clear helicopter tape larger than the footprint of the mag mount. Clean the spot on the car real good before placing the helicopter tape. This way, you don't scratch or damage the finish on the car, and the tape can be left in place or safely removed when needed.
 
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They work thru inductance. And for 27 Mhz, they

are junk. As already posted, the size needed for CB antennas' are quite large...well, you get the idea how that works in the case of a glass-thru mounts.
Where the antenna would be short, like maybe 800 Mhz antennas, they would hold fairly ok.
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I have 2, one on each side of my 2013 escape. Both work great and have been holding for 3 years now. One is for CB, other is for scanner. Haven't had any issues. I only use the TRAM antenna's, very inexpensive and have last through harsh winters and hot summers.

Tram WSP1198 Glass Mount CB with Weather-Band Mobile Antenna
 

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I've found that On glass style work very well IF a few things are noted. 1. A known manufacturer needs to be used, such as Antenna Specialists, Larsen or Laird. 2. Do not use with tinted or polarized glass, and. 3. also make certain BOTH halves are perfectly aligned with each other! If not then proper inductance won't happen. I've installed about a dozen of these over the years, from Vhf through Cellular and they are all still mounted ( except for one lost in a rollover accident) :). 73, n9zas
 
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Ive used them on VHF and UHF without many issues, but HF is a little different. I liken it to taping a dummy load to the inside of the window. Will it radiate? Yeah, kinda, but so will a 6" piece of damp string.

I had one on my wife's van for a few years, and it was fine, since she pretty much only used it when we'd convoy - so car to car, line of sight, less than a mile. If that's all you're looking to do, and space is a big concern, it might work for you. Just depends on the application. It certainly isn't going to give you range anywhere near comparable to an actual antenna.
 
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