Drilling a hole in the roof for an antenna is usually the best bet. Unless its
the XYL's car. HIHI
1. The antenna needs a good ground.
2. The antenna needs a good ground. (yes, I said it twice)
3. Vertical separation is better than horizontal separation at decreasing
Had a 1990 Mazda with an interesting twist: The rear window defogger grid was
a _perfect 1/2 wave on 2 meters._ The antenna was on the trunk. Tried
everything; RF traps, chokes, bypassing, toroids, etc etc. Never solved the
problem, which largely had to do with the cruise control ramping up under
key-down, and the LEFT turn signal flashing 2X as fast.
Went to a 1/2 wave on-the-front-window-thru-glass Larsen, went from 25W to 10W,
and that cured about 70% of it, but it always was a bugaboo.
I would NOT install a mobile rig of any kind on my 2001 Mazda; this thing has
more computers on it than Carter has pills, and they're _expensive_. Looks like
the older, pre-computer vehicles are more desirable for this sort of thing!
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