Which antenna is this?

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Josh94

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Hello,

I'm searching for a while now, but never found that antenna. I just want it 100% the same.

You could find the antenna back in the eighties, specifically 1984-1985,.. when this antenna stood on the roof of an Audi Sport Quattro rally car.

Who can help me out with this please? That would be great :)
 

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The only antennas I've seen that look like that are AM/FM stereo antennas. Not that I'm an expert on 80's antennas. And if it was on a Rally car, I'd doubt it would be in the amateur bands.
 

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Given the heritage of the Audi rally cars, that antenna was probably sourced from a European company. It appears to be in the VHF band. You could get close to that design with an NMO-mount quarter-wave VHF antenna with a shock spring. I've not seen many antennas that were adjustable for angle, though.
 
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Sort of a European version of a quarter wave NMO antenna. When living in Germany in the early 90's very common to see them on official vehicles.
 

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Yes, that would be true buth I just don't find the adjustable ball mount...

I'm just thinking more and more this antenna is something you do not find often ;)
 

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That seems to be very close, but I still miss the black ball on top of the antenna
 

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I guess black balls talk further. Probably you could take a can of small paint and paint the ball black. RF would not know.
 

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Okay, the 80s were nearly a lifetime ago but from what I remember roaming the paddock of the forest rallies in Germany as a young GI that was not a ball but a slip on cylindrical rubber cap.
 

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When I was stationed in Germany, in the mid 1980's, I saw these on taxi cabs, Polizei vehicles, etc. Cell phones, as we know them today, weren't popular or cost effective at that time so VHF mobile phones were still in use. I saw these antennas on privately owned vehicles that had VHF mobile phones.
 
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