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Old 05-04-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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I going to install a cell phone antenna and need to know the depth of the roof before I drill. The antenna shaft is 6".
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I going to install a cell phone antenna and need to know the depth of the roof before I drill. The antenna shaft is 6".
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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The way I did was to look at the depth of the Fantastic fans, which are in the middle of the roof and the skylight over the shower for the depth as you go toward the side wall.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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Gary has a good idea. Here is another one.
I bought a 1' in diameter steel disk at the last rally. I glued the disk to the roof and place a magnetic mount cell antenna on it. I ran the lead thought the front cap and down the right windshield post ending up under the dash. I get an average of two bars increase in signal in marginal areas.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Gary & Danny:
We will drill tomorrow.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:48 AM   #6
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Chris,
I did it very similar to Danny's method except, I glued the antenna base to the cap just behind the XM antenna and drilled a small hole to route the cable through. It is easy to access the cable to route it down the right hand window post by removing the panel where the DTV receiver is. I also get about a 2 bar boost in fringe areas.
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Anyone have experience with the Wilson Trucker Cell Phone Antenna? It liiks like a small ground Plane with four (4) radials below a black coil.

I just bought one and plan to mount it on the rear attachment point of my living room slide topper. It's easily adaptable to a mirror mount antenna bracket. I'll drill a small hole through the slide room and route the feed line into a cabinet over the dining room table. That way the feed line is concealed/stored that way it's easily accessed when needed to make phone calls from areas that have weak cell phone coverage.
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That is the same antenna that I'm about to install. I plan on bringing the cable though the cabinet just behind the Honey seat down into a 3 watt amplifier. This seems to be about the best system available short of a satelite phone. I think.
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