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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Luke V8, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. bladerunner

    bladerunner "needs a bit'a nitrous"

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    Mine is still going strong after 9 months, never had any reception problems even when driving to Heathcote or Geelong. :)
     
  3. Luke V8

    Luke V8 AKA Luke!

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    for $15 i decided to just to screw it in.... that way if it gets stolen then i'll buy another one. Whereas if i secure it in with loctite or something and they are try and steal it it could result in a hell of a lot more cost than $15.
     
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    Don't Bother mate apparently they are completely different technology and hence not worth it
     
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    Haha, But guys it will make it look like a BMW!!!..... for real!!
     
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    Thought so....lol.
     
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    Thanks to the OP for the info and yes, I got sucked-in as well.
    Around Sydney the radio reception is alot weaker using this little stubbo. I normally listen to 95.3 Classic Rock and the reception is unlistenable. TripleM sounds better (except for the tunes).
    If you drive around hilly terrain them forget these little bee aerials or you will get stung like me...
     
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    Luke V8 AKA Luke!

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    I live near the Adelaide hills in SA and through work driven to some fairly remote places - not once have I lost reception with it - very strange :-/
     
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    itsArthurKomar sexy beast

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    yep got mine the other night and was really upset with the outcome, but i dont listen to radio much so that is dont relly mind because i bought it just for the looks because the original is a peice of **** when it comes to looks
     
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    I think the shorties (5-6cm) are OK if you live in a fairly flattish area as the FM signals are strong enough to travel over or up the obsticules.

    When you go below 'line of sight' is where mine losses reception.

    I might give a longer version a go. The For$ Territory uses what looks to be about 15cm which might give me the larger surface area to pick up the weaker signals when scooting through the holes.
     
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    bladerunner "needs a bit'a nitrous"

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    yep they work as i tried one before i got what i have now, same thread, screws straight on at least mine did, current suzuki swift and earlier 5/6yr old ? mazda 3's are the same as well
     
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    I live a hilly area so this sounds like a good option for me too. Did you try it?
     
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    I tried the short bee-sting type and it was useless. Tried a 15cm retractable and it was about the same.

    I now have the original one back on and its about the best even though I still get some breaking-up on weak signal areas within the Sydney area.

    Its a case of suk-n-cee...
     
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    Ahh.. OK thanks mate.
     
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    The 10th Doctor ambitious but rubbish

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    Anyone want to comment on the ones available on eBay at the moment? There's quite a few, at different price points.
     
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    Just ordered one from mechdon in Wynnum West, figured I'd give it ago. I ran around for a while without any antenna at all and only had problems when I got out of town a bit or behind the hill, but the hill messes up every car I've been around there in!
     
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    The bee sting link to ebay in the OP is no longer valid (Even doing a new search for the 6cm unit). I'm guessing that seller no longer exists or no longer has stock.

    There are so many various ones on ebay, can someone help with a close up shot of what the good ones are to buy

    Thanks Tim
     

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