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Subject: In haave a ford Kuga car Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:00 pm
can any one advice me where i can site the antenna on this car
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Subject: Re: In haave a ford Kuga car Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:09 pm
The middle of the roof will probably be best. Some experimentation will probably be advantageous.
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Subject: Re: In haave a ford Kuga car Tue May 30, 2023 6:09 pm
Official guidelines with recommended antenna positions and max TX power (for EMC with the vehicles internal systems). Interestingly Ford recommend mounting HF antennas at the rear of the vehicle (rather than the two roof positions). I found this on a website with the Kuga owner and service manual (unfortunately can't post the link as yet as I'm new here)
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Subject: Re: In haave a ford Kuga car Wed May 31, 2023 7:09 am
Middle of the roof for me with any aerial. On the rear will make it directional.
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Subject: Re: In haave a ford Kuga car Sat Jun 03, 2023 8:23 am
On my Honda CR-V, I've fitted at position 2 on the picture above. Yes it does make it a little directional but it's still perfectly useable locally and for DX I'm usually parked up anyhow with the option of pointing the car towards in incoming skip. I didn't drill any extra holes, I just removed the original car stereo aerial and fitted a mount in the hole that's already there. All of my music in the car comes via Bluetooth from my phone, as soon as I get near the car, it connects and all my playlists are selectable on the screen so I had absolutely no desire for the original aerial. Conveniently, it does still work in my area for the BBC stations, I've never been able to tolerate commercial stations anyway with advertising every few minutes. Yes, centre of the roof is most ideal but position 2 is fine also. Most of my cars have been position 2. I have used position 3 before on direction finding installs and it's really hopeless on anything more than a few miles behind you but astonishingly good on signals to the front. Not practical for general use. Good luck with yours however you choose to do it.