Incorrect antenna


Bluejohnny65

CarAudio.com Newbie
Apr 4, 2021
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Lindell Beach B.C.
A real simple problem? I fitted a Retrosound Long Beach radio to my 1965 Falcon. I did not want to use the fender mounted antenna so, I chose
a roof mounted unit from a late model GM truck. It is not compatible so, I purchased a powered shark fin , which although it has the Motorolla
cable connection ,it does not work. I know the radio is O.K. because the radio works just great if I simply insert a piece of wire into the center
of the coaxial antenna lead. What's wrong?
 

Bluejohnny65

CarAudio.com Newbie
Apr 4, 2021
5
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Lindell Beach B.C.
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I have tried two different types of antennas .A shark fin style and a roof mounted whip style and although I
did not bolt them to the roof, in both cases I clipped a ground lead to the car chassis. Neither do anything!
 

Bluejohnny65

CarAudio.com Newbie
Apr 4, 2021
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Lindell Beach B.C.
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Perhaps I did not explain myself. I have inserted an extension cable directly into the antenna plug in on
the radio and I am testing either the new antenna or a jumper wire at the end of the cable. Radio reception
is achieved with the wire but not either antenna. How could I have two different faulty antennas?
 

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