I need external antennas to facilitate my hobby and for use in public service radio communications. There will be two of them. Think of it this way: if a volunteer fire fighter, in his personal vehicle, wants outstanding 2-way radio communication with the base station, then an external antenna is used.Terrain said:Can you please explain to me why you need this kind of equipment in your vehicle? What is it used for? I'm not being facetious... I haven't seen a vehicle with external antennas on it in many years.
How many antennas will end up being mounted on your Equinox as a result of all this?
If you're not a ham operator, then it's difficult to understand why external antennas are much preferred. But think, why is there an external antenna to receive mega-watt am and fm commercial radio? Hams not only receive, but also transmit and we don't have mega-watts.GMJay said:I'm a DXer but not a Ham. I can understand wanting to go mobile but I would seriously consider just using a hand-held TX rather than mounting antennas on my new car. There are still a few people around my town who have Ham antennas on their cars. Very rare anymore though.