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Old 08-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #15
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It looks very similar to the CB antenna that I installed on my truck several years ago. I did not drill through my back window. There is a plate that is glued to the interior, aligned to the glued on exterior antenna, and in some miraculous way the signal goes through the glass. It doesn't have a lot of range, but served my needs perfectly (I use past tense because my CB quit on me a few months ago and hasn't been replaced yet).

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:11 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone, I will try to unstick it if it will come off... I just assumed it was drilled through, opps.. I won't be using a CB so I don't think I have much use for it... Just more wires to deal with... Trying to get it cleaned up and looking nice....
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #17
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I was thinking mobile phone, but that doesn't look like it would fit mine... Yeah could be from the early 90's though.

Could I convert it to a radio or something?
Purman, several have given their opinion of CB, ham radio and cell phone, but it is hard to tell because we can't judge the actual size. If it is smaller than a normal coax connector for a CB then it is neither CB or ham radio which except in unusual circumstances use the same size. If it is small than a PL259 then it is for an older bag phone which typically used a connector much like a PL359 but about 3/8 inch inside diameter rather than an inside diameter of 5/8 inch for a PL 259. It's not likely you could use it for a modern cell phone unless you had an external amplifier to boost the power in poor signal areas.

if it is a n older cell phone antenna it can be used for something else but you would have to replace the connector or use an adapter to a normal PL259, BNC connector (typically for scanners and amateur radio handi-talkies) or some other connector, however, you would also have to change the antenna on the outside since its length and either its enclosed loading coil or open coil are different for each band of frequencies that you night want to monitor.

A picture with something that identifies the size of the connector would help us all.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:56 AM   #18
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Ok, here are some measurements... The smaller one is the original post the antenna I was asking about.. the bigger one is the second set of pics i put up.

Thanks..
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:19 AM   #19
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i'll have to go dig up my bag phone so i can sleep tonight!
the old bag phones had a much higher output than the current phones. if it IS glued to the glass as i suspect, it would most likely be for the old bad type phones as a CB would not work due to the frequency used. i'm about maxed out on my info here but some of the hams can give more details.

say, do you want a bag phone?
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:43 AM   #20
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ok, i looked at my motorola bag phone. it uses the smaller connector and not the PL-259 larger connector. so now i will quietly walk away with my useless info.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #21
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Thats ok Ricky thanks for the try,, I think I will just try and take it off without breaking the glass and get rid of it. and cut the other cable as I probably won't be using a CB...
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:13 AM   #22
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and CB antenna wins!

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:16 AM   #23
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now, how to get it off. Think i will soak it with goo gunk and try to slide a kitchen knife in. any thoughts anyone....
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:23 AM   #24
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try an auto glass place to see what is used to remove the rear view mirror tabs.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:32 AM   #25
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If IIRC, they use an aquarium type glue or a silicone glue. I had one on a truck that I had originally had a hard mounted car phone mounted in back in the '90's. When I went to a hand held I took the mounting hard ware out, but left the antenna...it gave me a second place to mount Mickey Mouse antenna toppers! Anyway, one day it just fell off so I don't think you will have too much trouble getting it off. I don't think the Goo-Gone will do much good. Just try a putty knife and work slowly.
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Connector

The connector appears to be a PL 259 connector, also known as a UHF connector. If it is aprox. 5/8" in inside diameter on the outer shell thats what it is.

If this is what it is the most likely possibilities is it is either a 2 meter antenna for ham radio or a CB antenna.

There is also a similiar connector with a shell diameter of about 3/8 inch. If this is it it is almost certainly a cell phone antenna. This connector was known as a mini uhf connector and was common on Motorola bag phones.

It is not a standard TV F connector as these use the center of the coax itself for the pin.

It might be possible to identify the antenna by markings on it if you want to use it. If not of course it does not matter

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try an auto glass place to see what is used to remove the rear view mirror tabs.

Generally - and just having seen this done - they slide a long bar against the glass and strike the glued on rear view mirrior mount. This sharp jolt will knock them off with one or two blows. May work for the antenna mount to. I claim no responsibility or liability for this technique....... gives me the chills when I see them do it......
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i guess that's logical when you're replacing broken glass!
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