- General installation rules
- Especially when installing
- Mounting options
- Installation on the roof
- Mounting the front wing
- Mounting on the trunk
- Mounting on the rear bumper
- Mounting bracket
- Magnetic antenna
- Aerial care
General installation rules
If you decide not to use the services of car and install the antenna yourself, wherever you decide to go, you must follow some simple rules:
- try to install the antenna at the highest point of the car;
- most most of it should be above the roof (this will improve the signal);
- the antenna must be mounted at the geometric center of the surface on which you have;
- the antenna cable should be as far as possible from sources of acoustic noise (ignition wires, electromagnetic devices);
- the connection cable must be securely connected to the body;
- do not change the length of standard cable, which is included in the package;
- try not to damage the cable.
A set of these simple rules will greatly facilitate your installation, and most importantly, will save you from the problem of bad sound. Knowing in advance the sharp corners, they are always easier to work around.
Especially when installing
In addition to rules installed, you should also know about some of its features. Thus, the proper installation of the antenna on the car guarantees a good signal range. Interference can be created by the ignition system of the engine. Avoid them, try to place it away from the engine. Preferably, the antenna is fed from the battery or through the filter. The wire to the body of the car should not be very long and thin.
About the interference will not occur in the future also says the noise level of the receiver, which does not change when the engine is under the condition that the antenna is disconnected. Wherever you put the antenna, it should have a good contact with the body. Therefore, installing it in the hole in the body, strip the paint near the hole, mounting it on the bracket — to make sure there is between him and the back of the car a good electrical connection.
The installation should consider the type of antenna, for example, a TV antenna for car more susceptible to various outside impacts. Interference caused by improper installation will not only affect the sound quality, but also on the quality of the image. On the other hand, its advantage is obvious.
Of course, you have the right to install antenna in any convenient place on the car. In this case, it is worth considering that, most likely, it will be there just for show and will not bring any benefit.
So, experts suggest six properties of the antenna:
- on the roof;
- on the front wing;
- on the trunk lid;
- on the rear bumper;
- on the bracket;
- magnetic antenna.
Installation on the roof
This is a good option, since with this arrangement, the antenna picks up signal from all directions. For the roof it is best to purchase a shorter pin with a lengthening coil. Thus it is necessary to accept the hole in the ceiling of the car, because the cable and connector will be located inside the car. But this has a plus: the cable will not be interrupted and to oxidize, thereby ensuring a more reliable and durable performance of the communication system.
In self-Assembly of the antenna on the roof drivers very often make the same error — install it “without mass”. They are two truths: securely and highly to put. The result of this installation is to mount the antenna on the structure, which is not in contact with the back of the car, embedded in plastic or in order to reliably retain specifically isolated from the body.
The antenna on the car roof “without mass” — it is a lot of noise, poor signal and small range.
To correct the lack of mass helps strip the “mass” of the core. But here too there are its own peculiarities. Such cores can greatly impact the pie chart orientation and coordination. They should be run only when absolutely necessary.
Mounting the front wing
With this arrangement, the maximum beam is focused ago. This type of installation is very simple and easy. The front wing can be used for mounting antenna car radio and CB transceiver.
It also should beware of the possibility of installing “without mass”, i.e. hitting the plastic area of the car.
Mounting on the trunk
Mounting on the rear bumper
Such an arrangement of the least favorable in terms of signal quality. The fact that the maximum of the directional diagram here focuses immediately on both sides of the car, he’s fragile. Advantage is easy mounting and Dismounting of the antenna that do not require drilling holes in the back of the car.
Often used by motorists who don’t want to make a hole in the back of your car. The transmission quality suffers as a result slightly. However, the range antenna mounted in a similar manner, wants the best. A significant drawback of this setup is the fragility of the cable that is outside and constantly exposed to various external influences. This type of mounting requires the purchase of bracket, and this additional investment in addition to the antenna. By the way, not always on a vehicle with a suitable bracket.
This type of installation also requires careful choice of location for the bracket.
This antenna is placed on the car in just a few seconds. Its radiation pattern can be called perfectly circular. The disadvantages include noise captured from an onboard network of cars, spoiling paintwork, small communication range.
Just install the antenna and enjoy its benefits is not enough. Her need to care, as for any other part of your car. You need to take care not to loose the pin, not oxidized contacts due to oxidation of the fastener is not lost weight, the cable is not frayed, not numb.
Experts recommend to check every six months, connectors, fasteners, cable and, if necessary, to tweak them and clean up. Lack of care leads to range loss, interference and even damage.
Thus, proper antenna installation is your guarantee of a quality welcome and its good range. If you are certainly not confident where it can be installed on your car, then it is best to seek help from professionals.