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Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby sebati » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:18 pm

as you know there are 4 kind of antenna is available for astra k which you can see them in the attachment.


My car has the longest antenna of 4 of them :lol: so i wanna change it with a shark finn. I want something like fourth car's antenna -large one-. But i need some recommendation.

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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby RG90 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:32 pm

sebati wrote:as you know there are 4 kind of antenna is available for astra k which you can see them in the attachment.


My car has the longest antenna of 4 of them :lol: so i wanna change it with a shark finn. I want something like fourth car's antenna -large one-. But i need some recommendation.

Thank you!(:


I'm interested to see if anyone knows whether this is possible as well! I've read for past Astras you can retrofit the insignia fin, but there is a loss in signal. Is it possible to fit the fin from the Nav onto the non-Nav cars with comparable signal? Or do the Nav cars have a secondary antenna located else-where to bolster signal?
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby oldskool » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:56 am

have to say the DAB reception on my elite nav is superb compared to other cars ive had with DAB ,, signal rarely drops out if ever so the fourth aeriel which is what the elite navs come with seems pretty good fwiw
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby astramaster » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:06 pm

RG90 wrote:I'm interested to see if anyone knows whether this is possible as well! I've read for past Astras you can retrofit the insignia fin, but there is a loss in signal. Is it possible to fit the fin from the Nav onto the non-Nav cars with comparable signal? Or do the Nav cars have a secondary antenna located else-where to bolster signal?

Astra J and K with integrated navigation have the radio and DAB antennas integrated in the rear window stripes.
Shark Finn Antenna is only there for OnStar and GPS, not radio.
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby sebati » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:14 pm

astramaster wrote:
RG90 wrote:I'm interested to see if anyone knows whether this is possible as well! I've read for past Astras you can retrofit the insignia fin, but there is a loss in signal. Is it possible to fit the fin from the Nav onto the non-Nav cars with comparable signal? Or do the Nav cars have a secondary antenna located else-where to bolster signal?

Astra J and K with integrated navigation have the radio and DAB antennas integrated in the rear window stripes.
Shark Finn Antenna is only there for OnStar and GPS, not radio.



I dont have ontar. so do my car has a antenna which integrated in the rear window strips or just a normal one?
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby cornishtaz » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:25 pm

sebati and RG90 what radio option do you have? Is it FM or do you also have DAB?
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby astramaster » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:06 pm

sebati wrote:
astramaster wrote:
RG90 wrote:I'm interested to see if anyone knows whether this is possible as well! I've read for past Astras you can retrofit the insignia fin, but there is a loss in signal. Is it possible to fit the fin from the Nav onto the non-Nav cars with comparable signal? Or do the Nav cars have a secondary antenna located else-where to bolster signal?

Astra J and K with integrated navigation have the radio and DAB antennas integrated in the rear window stripes.
Shark Finn Antenna is only there for OnStar and GPS, not radio.

I dont have ontar. so do my car has a antenna which integrated in the rear window strips or just a normal one?

So you don't have OnStar. But you have navigation, right? Your antenna is like the 2nd or 3rd picture?
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby sebati » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:12 pm

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So you don't have OnStar. But you have navigation, right? Your antenna is like the 2nd or 3rd picture?[/quote]


I dont have also navi but my antenna is like 2nd one
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby astramaster » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:29 pm

sebati wrote:I dont have also navi but my antenna is like 2nd one

Ah ok. Then you do not have any antenna integrated in the rear window. Only the aerial in the ceiling.
So, if you change to a shark fin antenna, you'll have to compensate with an indoor antenna for example.
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Re: Want to Install a Shark Finn Antenna

Postby Julian1984 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:02 pm

Hi!

I've got a car with the 3er antenna... Is anyhow to change it to a shark one? (I've got onstar, but no integrated navigation)

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