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Radio whip antenna
« on: 19 September 2006, 12:08:07 »

Have a '99? 3.0 Elite with sat-nav.  It is missing the little whip antenna above the rear window.  Seems to get pretty good reception without it.  Also, there seems to be 2 different length antennas in the gallery?  Should I get an antenna and which one?  Does it help?  Is it just going to get nicked?

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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #1 on: 19 September 2006, 12:15:34 »

As far as I know the little aerial just above the rear window is a GSM aerial for the built-in phone standard on some models. The radio aerial is integrated with the rear demister.

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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #2 on: 19 September 2006, 12:17:24 »

I've seen them with two antennas, one on the glass for the phone and one at the rear of the roof for ????
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #3 on: 19 September 2006, 12:23:02 »

OK, on another car I had it used both.  Called the demister-style loop a 'diversity antenna'.  Radio then had choice of strongest signal.  That may be the case here, or it may just be for the phone.  I haven't tried the phone function yet.  May be only worth messing with if I start using the phone.

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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #4 on: 19 September 2006, 12:24:45 »

Roof antenna is phone and GPS....rear window is radio aerial.

The give away is that the rear screen heater will have two vertical lines on it about 1/4 of the way in  on either side.....if so it is also the radio aerial.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #5 on: 19 September 2006, 12:33:14 »

my phone antenna is on the rear window adjacent to the high level brake light.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #6 on: 19 September 2006, 14:15:02 »

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my phone antenna is on the rear window adjacent to the high level brake light.

Its not factory fit then.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #7 on: 19 September 2006, 14:33:54 »

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my phone antenna is on the rear window adjacent to the high level brake light.

Its not factory fit then.

Dont know. The cradle inside takes a nokia 6310, but I dont know which phones,if any, were fitted as standard.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #8 on: 19 September 2006, 14:59:36 »

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my phone antenna is on the rear window adjacent to the high level brake light.

Its not factory fit then.

Dont know. The cradle inside takes a nokia 6310, but I dont know which phones,if any, were fitted as standard.

If it has a cradle it is an aftermarket install. The Vx phone is built into the radio,  you just insert a sim card in behind the removable buttons and it integrates with the mid and radio speakers.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #9 on: 19 September 2006, 15:06:54 »

Well,I never knew that! All it says on my mid is 'MESSAGE' when the phone is in use.
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #10 on: 19 September 2006, 15:56:10 »

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Well,I never knew that! All it says on my mid is 'MESSAGE' when the phone is in use.

What radio have you got?  if it is a CCRT700, it will have a phone built-in.  You then just need to insert a 900 gsm sim (O2 or Vodaphone) and you've got yourself a carphone.  Has to be said though, it is not the greatest phone in the world.  I don't bother with mine anymore, just use a Bluetooth headset instead.

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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #11 on: 19 September 2006, 15:58:27 »

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Roof antenna is phone and GPS....rear window is radio aerial.

Mark,

Where is the GPS aerial connector?  might be a better option to use that, at the moment my gps receiver is velcro'ed to the dash!
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #12 on: 19 September 2006, 18:23:48 »

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Well,I never knew that! All it says on my mid is 'MESSAGE' when the phone is in use.

What radio have you got?  if it is a CCRT700, it will have a phone built-in.  You then just need to insert a 900 gsm sim (O2 or Vodaphone) and you've got yourself a carphone.  Has to be said though, it is not the greatest phone in the world.  I don't bother with mine anymore, just use a Bluetooth headset instead.


I've got a CCR600

I may be being a bit simplistic but I presume CCR is CD,Cassette,Radio and the extra T on yours for Telephone ::)
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Re: Radio whip antenna
« Reply #13 on: 19 September 2006, 18:49:09 »

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I may be being a bit simplistic but I presume CCR is CD,Cassette,Radio and the extra T on yours for Telephone ::)

CAR = CAssette & Radio
CCR = CD changer compatible, Cassette & Radio
CDR = CD & Radio

CCRT = CCR + phone


So you're not being too simplistic :)
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