Hidden Antenna

The function of a hidden antenna is to improve the outlook of the vehicle by the installation of this particular apparatus in the vehicles fiberglass or plastic fairing and connects to any AM/FM jack, enabling efficient radio broadcasting. They are considered to be excellent preferences when it comes to the mounting the antenna on any type of vehicles, such as motorcycles, hot rods, double duty race cars, custom vehicles, boats, etc. due to the fact that they are extremely convenient and eliminates the necessity to use the conventional whip like antenna and in place, puts a sleek and more portable form of transmission and broadcasting within the vehicle.

However, a hidden antenna cannot broadcast as efficiently as the stock antenna does but they do come in reasonable prices and eliminates the necessity of bearing with the ugly outlook that is borne by the stock antennas. It is a great addition to any custom vehicle within a reasonable price.  A hidden antenna requires a 12V DC power supply and needs a switched power and requires to be connected to ground. It can be mounted anywhere within a vehicle as long as it is not shielded by metal. The kit comes with all required accessories in order to get it installed within the vehicle.

Here are some product reviews for comparison sake:

  • HA-1W: It is a 12 volt powered active hidden WB/FM/AM antenna available in the market that provides the best possible concealment, providing equally efficient broadcasting for all of the three reception bandwidths in order to eliminate the rear-mount antenna. This particular antenna is specified for all editions of Harley Bat-Wing. Installation is convenient due to the fact that the antenna wire is attached within the fairing which includes double sided tapes in order to mount it. Comprehensive instructions are provided with the antenna kit.
  • HA-1: This particular antenna uses the function of dual-active amplifiers in order to provide excellent FM and AM reception. The kit includes a fairing cable and a saddlebag mounting as well as installation instructions.
  • HA-2: HA-2 micro screen antennas eliminate the requirement of ground connection and provide excellent FM and AM reception including WB reception. Fairing cable and mounting is included in thekit as well as installation instructions.
  • HA-2L: Similar to that of the HA-2 but consists of an extended cable for saddlebag mounting.
  • HB-1J: This is the best concealed CB antenna available in the market to date and would provide broadcasting just as efficient as a rear-mount CB antenna in order to eliminate the CB antenna on a motorcycle, such as the Harley.  Installation is convenient due to the fact that the antenna wire is attached within the fairing which includes double sided tapes in order to mount it. Comprehensive instructions are provided with the antenna kit.
  • HB-1: The 2’ no-ground plane HB-1 is applicable for tuning and also comes with a 17’ length of a coiled cable along with the antenna.
  • HB-2: The 14” no-ground plane HB-2 is applicable for tuning and consists of a 17’ length of cable, wound alongside the interior antenna.
  • HB-AD: The Hidden CB Antennas, HB-2 and HB-1, for the models of the years 2006 and later, housing a Harmon Kardon radio, might need an additional cable adapter.

Hidden antennas are convenient devices which enable the concealment and eliminate the requirement of the conventional antennas, as a result, improving the outlook of the vehicle, as well as providing a broadcasting quality almost as good as the stock. So an illustrated research is suggested when considering an individual intending to purchase this particular product in order to obtain an optimum level of service.

This Hidden Antenna Review is Written/Updated on Nov 13th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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