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One day I noticed few holes in my Up roof antenna..
It seems somebody needed brand new antenna, so he changed my new to old one and I guess it's not even from VW, because it didn't fit perfectly and already falling in to pieces.



So small upgrade made:
 

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Itzben said:
Is that the polo antenna?
It's a simmilar one.All the same, except the material. Polo antenna has rubber coating, but this is plastic one (at least it wont be sad if this will also be stolen)
 

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Wheres it from? Looks better I think! Has it made any reception difference?
 

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I got it in the local car audio store for around 6 pounds, but ebay is full with offers.Haven't tested it yet as installed 20mins' before this topic, but will have a chance to get out of city this evening, will let You know if there will be quality problems.
As I heard, the best antenna is the original (long), but as I use the car mainly in the city, there shouldn't be any problems.
 

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b82ry said:
As I heard, the best antenna is the original (long),
Yes, the long one is the best. It is similar to this one, but about 5cm shorter: http://products.hirschmann-car.com/SepiaPIMWeb/ProductCatalog?treepath=2_362_1049_602_613

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but as I use the car mainly in the city, there shouldn't be any problems.
Many people have problems in and out of city. http://www.upownersclub.co.uk/forum/radio-reception-problem_topic539.html
The short antenna is like this one:
http://products.hirschmann-car.com/SepiaPIMWeb/ProductCatalog?treepath=2_362_1049_602_1869
and it gives 3dB weaker signal than the long one, as you can read in the documentation here: http://products.hirschmann-car.com/SepiaPIMWeb/files/Kurzstab_M5_1012.pdf
 

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uphu, thx for thecomprehensive info!You're right. The smallnon-original antenna works just fine only in city. I think I'll return this one back and go for the original Polo antenna.
 
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