Originally Posted by nick1188
Yes, Vehicles can receive FM signals without the external antenna as well, as my car doesn't have one due to stock issues couldn't get it fitted. However, the signals would be too weak, and noisy, so it wouldn't help much.
Also, these days, many cars have a marked place to get it installed, eg: Eon has a spot marked on the roof to get it fitted just above the front windshield area.
Could you please tell which model car you are using. most of the cars available in India have either a space marked for antenna/or an internal antenna fixed.
Originally Posted by prashantakerkar
1. Can there be any advantage of fixing more than one antenna in different locations within the automobile ?.
2. Can the Antenna fixing location also be implemented in heavy vehicles viz
Luxury Buses, Trucks, Tempos etc ?.
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
1. I dont feel any advantage in fixing more antennas in a car unless it is connected to your music system, which has only one input socket for FM antenna. I am not sure whether joining 2 or more antenna connections will do better.
The best signal reception will be from the longer antenna which can be fixxed in bonnet or boot door and available aftermarket.Stock antennas will also last more.
The expandable type antenna usually foound in the old maruti cars have good reception but rain/water will damage it within some years. The electronic anteena fixing inside the car is beter in this case, but not sure it will last longer or not.
I am not sure about the motorised antenna available in some earlier model sedans or SUVs.
2.I think all the vehicles which have a company built body have option for that. if not available,it ca be easily fixed from aftermarket shops.