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  • All-in-one antenna

    There are so many antennas connected to my car pc, GPS/Phone/Radio/TV...etc, is it possible to make a all-in-one antenna?

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    BMW have a sharkfin antenna, and out of this, there have been made many replicas
    GPS/WiFi/Radio is probably the most common one.

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    • #3
      There's this one at the store that does GPS, WiFi and Cellular.
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      • #4
        The only antenna I actually have outside my car is XM, that dropped out too much when inside the car.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
          There's this one at the store that does GPS, WiFi and Cellular.
          would this be something that works as advertised? $74 for an antenna is high, but if it really does work well for all those things simultaneously then it would be worth it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by trader007 View Post
            would this be something that works as advertised? $74 for an antenna is high, but if it really does work well for all those things simultaneously then it would be worth it.
            From what I understand this antenna only lets you use one at a time, either GPS, WiFi, or Cell, but not all at same time.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jpinkerton View Post
              From what I understand this antenna only lets you use one at a time, either GPS, WiFi, or Cell, but not all at same time.
              Nope, it has three wires coming out of it so you should be able to use all three at once.

              Now, what I really want to see is an antenna that does GPS, WiFi, and AM/FM. It seems that all the multi-mode antennas I've found have up to two of the three but not all three.

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              • #8
                I have that 3 mode antenna from the store, and is seems to work just fine. I don't currently use it for WiFi (though did in my last install), but I use the GPS and Cell connections with my GPS and EVDO USB modem, and both work great, at the same time. I actually currently have it on top of my dash (haven't gotten the nerve to drill in the roof yet), and I get great reception on both.
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                • #9
                  The one here on mp3car forums is ok... this place is better for Antennas. you can order just about any antenna for our applications including the custom connector your phone, wifi card and or gps unit needs. including rp-sma!!!

                  and all for like 50-70 bucks. they work great! I had one i installed on my old firedog van, was sweeeeet

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sicarius View Post
                    Nope, it has three wires coming out of it so you should be able to use all three at once.

                    Now, what I really want to see is an antenna that does GPS, WiFi, and AM/FM. It seems that all the multi-mode antennas I've found have up to two of the three but not all three.
                    it would be a must buy for me if it had AM/FM. Thats actually the antenna i need the most
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
                      it would be a must buy for me if it had AM/FM. Thats actually the antenna i need the most
                      I found this antenna in another thread (AM/FM/AMPS/GSM/Bluetooth/WIFI/GPS but only 3 cables so you can't do all of them at once).

                      I have to contact their sales folks to get some more info as the website is a little skimpy on details for that particular model like the mounting footprint and what the frequency groupings are per cable.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah I would like a WiFi/FM one. I dont care about anything else. That one in the post above mine looks good but it's from a UK site and I don't see any online ordering options..?
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