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  • 07-31-2009, 11:56 PM
    sleekcrafter

    gps / xm antennas

    make sure the antenna faces up when mounted under the dash. Use heavy duty velco to hold it in place. cutting the cable asks for trouble, the recievers are sensitive to the db loss in the coax, and are tuned for a specific length. Many composite aircraft use this mounting technic with out issue. Carbon fiber will not pass a radio signal, so don't try to mount it under this material, fiberglass and wood are fine.
  • 07-16-2009, 11:33 AM
    93ultra
    they also make a mini antenna that is smallr size, like the size of a quarter, but as for the wire, zip ties are its best friend. you can pick up one of those antenna off ebay for around 10 bucks.
  • 07-01-2009, 04:28 PM
    daninja
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Naudio View Post
    Do not cut asking for trouble that you will surely get.
    Dont even tie up to tight move wire under dash.In most boats even anteena can be under dash.

    Bummer. I tried under the dash already and it cuts in and out. Guess I'll have to live with it.
  • 07-01-2009, 03:12 PM
    Mr. Naudio

    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
    can the antennae (sp) be mounted under dash?
    If no metal above the signal will go through wood and fiberglass.
  • 07-01-2009, 01:01 PM
    EdonShano
    can the antennae (sp) be mounted under dash?
  • 07-01-2009, 11:15 AM
    Mr. Naudio

    Dont Do It

    Quote Originally Posted by daninja View Post
    The antenna wire for my xm on the boat is about 10 feet long. Is it just a two conductor antenna that I could cut and shorten? What about splicing it to some kind of quick connector? I hate having 10' of wire spooled up on the dash. Anyone have any suggestions.

    Thanks
    da ninja
    Do not cut asking for trouble that you will surely get.
    Dont even tie up to tight move wire under dash.In most boats even anteena can be under dash.
  • 06-30-2009, 07:17 PM
    daninja

    xm antenna

    The antenna wire for my xm on the boat is about 10 feet long. Is it just a two conductor antenna that I could cut and shorten? What about splicing it to some kind of quick connector? I hate having 10' of wire spooled up on the dash. Anyone have any suggestions.

    Thanks
    da ninja

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