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Broke my antenna so I bought.........

I bought a shark fin antenna on ebay........damn, nothing more than a piece of plastic. No metal at all .....
 

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What were you expecting? The Visual Garage sharkfins are entirely plastic as well, with one wire that leads up to cell phone stick-one type antenna.
 

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=138032.msg2975518#msg2975518 date=1236188785]
Difference is, of course, the VG ones actually WORK :)
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Yep. Mine works beautifully. Just as good as the whip!

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=138032.msg2975504#msg2975504 date=1236188420]
It's just the universe trying to tell you something--"Sharkfins belong on sedans, stubbies are for wagons" :lol:

Sorry to hear that though :)
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FWIW, my VG antenna that I bought FROM VG doesn't work THAT well. Not nearly as good as the factory horse whip. But I aint nevvah going back to that thing!
 

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[quote author=bearda link=topic=138032.msg2975877#msg2975877 date=1236197671]
Did they mention that it was a non-functional antenna anywhere on the auction? Got a link to the listing?
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Damn, I read over it, and in small print it does read "dummy" - I guess the antenna and I am a dummy, That what I get for $11 shipped

Does the sirus sat antenna work with reg radio - I do have an old magnetic one
 

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=138032.msg2976907#msg2976907 date=1236228893]
Haha $11 shipped and you didn't think something was up :lol:
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WARNING DONT GO TO EBAY DRUNK!! LOL
 

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[quote author=lextal link=topic=138032.msg2977364#msg2977364 date=1236266975]
[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=138032.msg2976907#msg2976907 date=1236228893]
Haha $11 shipped and you didn't think something was up :lol:
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WARNING DONT GO TO EBAY DRUNK!! LOL
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I will attest to that one... several years ago, I bought a boxed set of DVD's, and they were all burned Chinese copies. What a rip. I paid $100 for it. Too bad I was sober when I got the package (and the charge on my account).
 

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There is nothing but shitty mainstream music on the radio anyways so who cares if your antenna works? .... Just get an mp3 player to plug in your stereo.
 

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[quote author=Nicktorius link=topic=138032.msg2978042#msg2978042 date=1236285069]
There is nothing but shitty mainstream music on the radio anyways so who cares if your antenna works? .... Just get an mp3 player to plug in your stereo.
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Got to have my Talk Radio - I would get sirus back but my drive to work is 4 min.

Anyone rig anything up under the shark fin that worked
 

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[quote author=lextal link=topic=138032.msg2979560#msg2979560 date=1236350059]
[quote author=Nicktorius link=topic=138032.msg2978042#msg2978042 date=1236285069]
There is nothing but shitty mainstream music on the radio anyways so who cares if your antenna works? .... Just get an mp3 player to plug in your stereo.
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Got to have my Talk Radio - I would get sirus back but my drive to work is 4 min.

Anyone rig anything up under the shark fin that worked
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Theoretically a bolt and an aftermarket fractal antenna would be the same as what VG uses... but... finding a fractal antenna is difficult... lol





http://www.stubbyantenna.com/detail.asp?key=Stubby_Short_Antenna_A_Black - could you fit that under there?

Try just a bolt and some wire patterned on something that will fit underneath it for now...



even buy a simple metal antenna, screw it in, and break it off lol. Maybe cut your stock one... Depends on where you live...

How about bending your stock one into a loop that would fit underneath it?

Or... run a new antenna line that goes inside your car, and then just mount the antenna in the headliner somewhere... :D
 

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[quote author=lextal link=topic=138032.msg2977364#msg2977364 date=1236266975]
[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=138032.msg2976907#msg2976907 date=1236228893]
Haha $11 shipped and you didn't think something was up :lol:
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WARNING DONT GO TO EBAY DRUNK!! LOL
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I stick to Amazon when I'm drunk :lol: Actually drunk or sober doesn't make much difference--I still buy all this shit I don't need :lol:
 
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