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A Stubby Antenna That Works

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by duece292, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Jun 4, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    duece292

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    Hi fellas! Since the day I brought my Tundra home the antenna has hit my garage door. After leveling it a month ago it really hit and so began my search for a shorter antenna. Everything I found had bad reviews and I was to the point of cutting mine down a few inches. And then I came across AntennaMastsRus. Their stubby is 6 3/4", stiff but flexible and best of all, it's guaranteed to work or they'll give you your money back. So, I thought for $18.50 I'd give it a shot. Put it on on Friday and tested it out inside the shop and had all my stations. Drove home under clear skies, everything was good. Drove yesterday under cloudy skies and a brief but heavy rain, still good. Today was the test, drove from Green Bay 90 miles up to the U.P. (upper peninsula of Michigan) and reception was just as good as it was with the stock antenna, clear skies up, cloudy and rain on the way back. So if you're like me and tired if hitting your garage door, sick of touching up the trim, worried about breaking your antenna and can't afford a new garage, check 'em out. www.antennamastsrus.com.20170602_105349.jpg 20170602_181022.jpg 20170602_181439.jpg
     
  2. Jun 4, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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    I was literally just reading nothing but bad reviews on all of the short antenna's on Amazon. Thank you for an honest review and info!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2017 at 3:53 AM
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    I have an AMI Big Stick antenna and mine works pretty close to stock. I listen to xm mainly bit when I do switch I was not disappointed. On the other hand though mine was double the one discussed here
     
  4. Jun 5, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    I read those same reviews, zero reception and fading color. This one is a hard rubber coating from top to bottom and fits in the base nicely. They claim to have tested them on several different vehicles with positive results. My testing wasn't very scientific, I just scanned through the stations every 15 or 20 miles and while almost all of the stations faded out about 40 miles or so from Green Bay they did the same with the stock antenna too. One station holds for about 70 miles going north and it did pretty much the same with the stubby and the U.P. has minimal stations but it seemed to pick them up just fine.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    good to know
     
  6. Jun 5, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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    Did they charge you $7 for shipping?
     
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    I just drove from Ohio to the Keweenaw and back and can attest to this. Felt like I was changing stations every 20-30 min at times while in the UP.

    I have been contemplating a stubby for a while now. Thanks for the info.
     
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  9. Jun 5, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    Yeah, they did. Seemed a little steep considering that Manitowoc is only about 35 miles from Green Bay but I didn't have the time to drive down there so I had to buck up for the shipping lol
     
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    Yeah still not a bad price for it. Just seemed weird to charge that much considering the price of the actual antenna.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    That's the one. I ordered it directly from them. It shipped the following day and USPS had it in my mailbox 2 days later.
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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    I kinda thought that too. In retrospect, I should've driven down to get it....would've been a good excuse to get out with my buddy salmon fishing on the big pond.
     
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    How did you pay for it? Went to link in your post added to cart and it just sends me to my main PayPal screen no option to buy
     
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    Don't go to Amazon cause they want $27 for it
     
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    I used PayPal but when I chose that option it told me that PayPal couldn't sign in. After that I think I went to cart and then it let me use PayPal.
     
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    I have the Toyota TRD stubby and it works great. I live in Orange County, CA so there is no weak signal here or anywhere I drive so that might not be a good test. My only complaint is that it howls at 80-85 MPH.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    Just ordered one with @CarlitosWay hope this does the trick lost most of my hd reception with the stub antenna I bought at an auto zone
     
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    Just ordered...Had to replace the factory one once already...car wash. LOL
     
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    That was this mornings test. Went through a touch less automatic, scanned the stations, they all came in great and the antenna didn't budge...so far, so good.
     
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    Can't wait @duece292 cause some times I like to listen to basic radio instead of the entune package
     
  22. Jun 6, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    I hope it works well for you Phil and for the other guys that have ordered one. So far mine is great. I can't attest to the HD channels as I only have a couple here but they come in fine. I haven't done the Entune yet, the bad reviews kind of turned me off and I mostly listen to sports and talk radio.
     
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    Will do
     
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    My antenna mysteriously disappeared, but I just ordered this and will let everyone know how it goes.
     
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    This is my only worry with this antenna, Someone going to lift it.
     
  27. Jun 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    People are scum bags these days stoop so low to take an antenna unreal
     
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