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Mobile "Cellular Look-Alike" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna

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20-011

 | Catalog #: 20-011
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$34.99
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Product Summary

A great antenna for handheld scanners

Mobile "cellular look-alike" glass-mount scanner antenna designed specifically for handheld scanners.

  • No holes to drill for convenient, no damage mounting
  • Easily installs on windows or windshield
  • Covers 25 to 1300MHz
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What's in the box

  • Antenna
  • 16-ft. cable with BNC connector
  • Alcohol wipe
  • Coupler box
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackMobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna
 
3.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (27)
  • Durable (23)
  • Strong signal (15)
  • Good value (8)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

  • Bad reception / weak antenna (10)
  • Flimsy (7)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Power user (7), Tech savvy (5), Professional (4), Casual user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 43 customers

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3.0

Works well

By scanner jockie

from Mount Vernon, IL

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

        Works quite well even though it is a thru-glass antenna. Glue failed shortly after installation, but I did install it on a day colder than recommened in the instructions. I hold a General class ham license and it worked well in 2m band and had great ham/scanner reception up to 25-30 miles. Again, the glue failed so you may need to use a stronger adhesive to fix it permenantly.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Good antenna

        By Rogbak

        from Michigan

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

            I've had one on my truck for six years and it works great. I use it for aircraft monitoring.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Nice Antenna But Doesnt Stick Well

            By ryan4flyin

            from Crozet, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                I need some ideas on how to give it a better adherence to the glass. I like the look of it and it did improve my reception but after only about two months it fell off over a time when we had a lot of rain! I'd like to hear any ideas on what i could use to make it stick better.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                dont buy

                By buddy

                from torrance ca

                About Me Power User

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Fell off on freeway
                  • Too expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                    dont waste your time

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Need to revise earlier review

                    By Andy

                    from Arlington VA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Poor Reception

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                      I need to post a big HOWEVER to my earlier review (Oct 20, 2009). This antenna works great on my 2005 Ford Expedition. But I bought another one for my 1995 Ford Explorer, and it works very poorly -- the signals are very weak. Apparently, the tinted glass on the Expedition is non-metallic, while the tinted glass on the Explorer _is_ metallic. So, you either need to confirm what kind of glass is used with your car and avoid using this antenna on metallic-tinted glass, or you have to just take a risk, buy the antenna, and try it out. Again, this antenna works GREAT on one of my cars, but poorly on the other.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Antenna

                      By MadHatter

                      from Silverdale, WA

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Discrete
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Strong Signal

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Vehicle

                        Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                        I put this antenna on the back window of my crown vic, just above the AM/FM antenna built into the window. The instructions say to keep it more than 1 1/2" from elements and the window edge, mine is within an inch of both. There is also a solar shielding on the window. The antenna works fine even with being installed where it is.

                        For the install I used blue loc-tite, and make sure you install the screw the right way. If you are installing it so there is a front/rear tilt, make sure that the screw faces the passenger side, that way as you drive the wind resistance will tighten it further. You can see mine is installed the wrong way, but with loc-tite doesn't loosen at all. Use the loc-tite where the antenna attached to the base, and the screw that holds the antenna and none of it will come lose.

                        I am using it on a Uniden BC355C and get phenomenal reception, in the 150MHz and 400MHz range, to include NOAA weather frequencies.

                        There is a whistle when you get to about 50mph, to fix that I covered the section from the coil up to the tip with shrink tubing, and put some shrink tube over the rubber tip to hold it on better. The whistle is totally gone.

                        I know some people will say, if you buy the darn thing it should work perfectly, and correctly, but there are a lot of products out there that you need to beef up a little. Spend the little extra on loc-tite and shrink tube, the extra few bucks is worth it.

                        All in all it is a fantastic antenna, if you take the time to install it correctly it will last you a long time, and pull in signals really well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        works well,looks good

                        By Planenuts

                        from Mountain Home Idaho

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Automotive

                          Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                          I had read reviews on this product so I taped the blocks first to check for interference, and used thread locker right at the start . I have no problems with loosening,and hear the calls from deputies on the water 35 miles away and in the hills 60+ miles away

                          (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Go look at your glass first.

                          By KSAC95841

                          from Sacramento Ca.

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable Devices

                            Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                            Since glass mount antennas are glued to your cars glass (making them a non returnable item) and the antennas cable is a little harder to run inconspicuously through the car's interior, we highly recommend professional installation of glass mount antennas. You also need to consider window features that can block your signal such as tinting, defroster wires, and passivated glass (glass impregnated with tiny metal particles that render the glass incapable of coupling RF between the inside and outside couplers).

                            How can I tell if the glass on my vehicle is suitable for on-glass antennas?
                            First, look near a corner of a window for words that mean "sun", relate to sun, or refer to ultraviolet or other forms of radiation. If you find terms like "Soft-Ray", "EZE-Cool", "Solar-Coat", "Solar-Cool" or similar terms, your glass is probably passivated and won't work with on-glass antennas. If you want to be 100% certain, and you don't find helpful words on the glass, ask a 2-way or cellular shop technician to test your glass with a capacitance meter.
                            .......SAVE TIME AND MONEY........
                            .......CHECK YOUG GLASS FIRST......

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good antenna

                            By Sasquatch

                            from Tennessee

                            About Me Casual User

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Strong Signal

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portable Devices

                              Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                              This is a good antenna. Placed it on an after-market tinted rear window. The tint doesn't seem to affect it's reception. You will need to put a little locktite on the screw to keep it in place. It does produce a little whistle at highway speeds but doesn't bother me. Overall a good product at a reasonable price.

                              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              not what i thought it would be

                              By ruppypuppy

                              from navasosta tx

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Cheaply made

                              Cons

                              • Does not stand up
                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • mobile

                              Comments about RadioShack Mobile ""Cellular Look-Alike"" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna:

                              what a piece of junk, the antenna would not stay up kept falling down the problem the screw is not long enough to support the antenna

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