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    The higher the gain, the flatter the lobes become in the vertical direction. If you're down in a valley and you're trying to talk to an access point on a hilltop and you've got a very high-gain antenna, it won't work well. But as long as the access point is on the same plane as you, it'll work great.
    Not sure how the stub antennas are made...

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    Mine is mounted upside down on the bottom of the parcel shelf in the hatchback area. Signal sucks. I need to get an extension cable and mount it vertically on top of the shelf.
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    Have an orinoco gold card on order. Was thinking of putting the antenna on the trunk.

    So are you saying if you have a spoiler there is no point? Also the car is tinted would that block the signal as well?
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    If the spoiler is fiberglass or plastic, it shouldn't cause a problem. Some types of window tints can block the signal, but that's pretty easy to test. Just try it with the windows up and then down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    If the spoiler is fiberglass or plastic, it shouldn't cause a problem. Some types of window tints can block the signal, but that's pretty easy to test. Just try it with the windows up and then down.
    Metallic tints block signal. The cheap ones are usually metallic. Ceramic window tints will let the signals through. Lots of people on the GS forum were having weird problems after getting their rear windows tinted, like they were driving over water

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    was the thing u seen on mtv like this,
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    Hi there

    Just found this site on the net. Think im gonna try this antenna in my car

    http://wireless.pollaknet.at/index.p...=antennen/omni

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    Update: on the trunk is perfect the antenna is very small I can pick up signals a LOOOOOONG way away.

    When I first looked at the pictures here I thought the damn antenna was gonna be huge, its only like 5 inches tall.
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    hey TheJack, this is just an idea i've been playing with :
    How about mounting the antenna in the 3rd brake light. You could use 'type 1' and skip the metal base since the roof of the car would act as base.

    Please post your findings since i'll have the same car and the same options
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    try a mini sector antenna, or replace you radio antenna with a 2.4ghz

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