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post #1 of 4 Old 08-05-2003, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
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After over a year, my on-glass Terk SR-1X fell off my car and was run over. I'm thinking of getting another as a replacement, but should I be considering an alternative? I'm looking to avoid drilling and I'm on the fence about the aesthetics of the "antenna snaked out through the top of the trunk" install. My old antenna passed DC power and the signal through the glass - I'm concerned about the adhesive of a trunk mount damaging the paint. How are the smaller antennas like the new Sony? Any suggestions?


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All the antennas are about equal in reception, as long as they are installed properly.

I would never recommend an on-glass Terk antenna to anyone.
They have a problem with DC line noise because they're powered seperately, they are too heavy, and their adhesive is crappy. Many people have had theirs just fall off.

I would recommend an Antenna Specialists On-Glass antenna for you though. They are self powered (no additional power source is needed), and have an incredibly good record. Not to mention, significantly smaller. Crutchfield sells them.

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Thanks - other than it falling off - I'd had none of the other issues you mentioned, but perhaps it's time to switch.


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Another alternative is the new antenna that XM is coming out with for the Roady (I believe it will be available for purchase separately for $20) that is roughly the height of a stack of 5 quarters and the width of a matchbook. Might help the aesthetics argument...
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