<VV> LM Rear Antenna

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 1 11:23:58 EDT 2009


As I recall, there is a specific length (maybe 38 inches?) for an FM antenna 
and an "official" FM antenna would be made to that length and 
non-collapsible.  It has something to do with matching the length of the FM 
signal wave.  Someone into radios can probably explain that.

You can get satisfactory FM reception by using an "AM" collapsible antenna 
and adjusting it to the FM length.  Now, if you are mounting in the rear, 
you might be putting a "rake" to it?  I'm not sure how that affects the 
length requirement.  Some "fine tuning" might be required.

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian" <bmoneill at juno.com>
To: <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:17 AM
Subject: <VV> LM Rear Antenna

I’m searching for a replacement rear antenna for my 65 CORSA.  The major 
East Coast Corvair parts vendor lists one but says “AM only”.  I have an 
aftermarket AM/FM radio in the car.  Will this antenna do a good job of 
receiving FM signals?  Is there an alternative? Anybody bought one from an 
outside supplier that fits the factory mounting hole?
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