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Old 08-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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I want to purchase the new Sportser TK2 receiver with car kit, my problem is I do not want the antenna permanently installed because I have 2 cars and want to use the system in both cars. My question is will the system work if you place the microdot antenna on the dash. If I have to get it installed I will probably not purchase since my main goal is to have it portable.

If the question asked is answered no, it will not work, is there something like a wireless antenna that you could place on the roof or hood.

PS. Another problem I would have with installing the antenna is that I have a BMW Z3 convertible with no back window as one of my cars.
Thanks for any help
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The antenna should work reasonably well on the dash.. It just won't work as good as having up clear on the roof. You'll get more dropouts..

FWIW, I listened to Sirius with my Audiovox PNP2 antenna on the dash for a few days after I got the unit.. I'd get the odd dropout whenever I changed direction and the steel roof of the car blocked the satellite signal.. But.. It worked most of the time. (This shouldn't be as much of a problem with your convertible since the signal should pass right through the top).

If you have a local repeater, you'll get even better performance because you'll be depending less on the satellites..

Just a note.. If you have one of those directly heated windshields, you might not get a signal at all.. The system uses a thin electrically conductive heater sandwiched in the glass which doesn't pass radio signals well..
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