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Old 09-22-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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Which antenna is for radio?

I have a 2001 Triple E Commander that has two black rubber antennas about a foot high at the front of the roof. One is right close to the front and the other is a few feet back. They are very similar but not identical. One is for the radio and the other is for a CB which I don't use.

Does anyone know which one is for the radio?

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Look at the base of the antennae, the AM/FM radio will have a different coupling and cable than the CB. Also, you could use a jumper wire and a multimeter to identify which is connected to the CB antenna drop.
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Thanks Bob but this will not work for me. The rubber antenna is attached to a metal base which is sealed to the roof. The wires do not show at all and I have no access to them in the ceiling of the coach.
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Turn the radio on loud enough to hear outside the open window. Then unscrew the antenna you hope is the AM/FM one and see if the radio changes, if it doesn't, unscrew the other one. You could also tune to a weak AM station and then move a compact fluorescent trouble light or an electric drill or similar motor up close to the antenna and see if it makes static.
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Thanks Bob I'll try that. You sound like you have done this before.
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We have 2 antenna on our rv also. The cb antenna has a ring that can be turned to adjust the swr. The radio antenna does not have that ring.
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Unless I am missing something, they have two completely different end connectors ???
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I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days camping to look at the fall colours so this will have to wait until next week. Then I'll see if I can post some pics. Maybe someone will be able to tell by looking at them but they look almost identical to me.


I don't remember seeing a ring on one and can't tell which cable in the dash area goes to which antenna.
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From all my experience a CB has a screw on connector and the radio (AM/FM) is a push in connector. Enjoy the foliage. Still pretty green in VT right now.
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