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Bee sting antenna

bladerunner

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Just thinking but could lock tight stuff up the connection from the thread to the antenna????
no. loctite has no effect on reception like I said with mine-3yrs on with no probs at all. I definately wouldn't use superglue for several reasons. If someone was to try to thieve it I'd rather they thieved it with less effort rather than wreck the mount trying to get it off. loctite will hold it fast though trust me! As for some guys complaining of reception remember there is cheap Asian **** on eBay and you get what you pay for. I got mine from a bloke here in Brisbane, his username on eBay is sinbad. If anybody wants to pm me I have his mob number and I'll give it to you. it's been a while since I spoke with him but I'm sure he's still selling them. They are the proper German made ones too, he was asking $25 for them the last time I checked
 

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Yeah i have a carbon bee sting antenna and havent had a problem with it
Mine is still going strong after 9 months, never had any reception problems even when driving to Heathcote or Geelong. :)
 

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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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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
i purchased the smart antenna from holden and ever since i have been using it my radio reception is consistently weak and breaking. today i put on the original antenna and had very good reception. has anyone else had these issues?
 

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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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