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RetroSound WPA1 Antenna

Amplified window antenna

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Our take on the RetroSound WPA1 Antenna

Are you having trouble finding a place to mount an external antenna on your classic car? Retrosound has your solution. The WPA1 amplified window antenna attaches to your car's window, and it's equipped with separate amplifiers that maximize AM and FM reception. Just attach the antenna to your window with the included adhesive pads, then attach the provided 12-volt wire to a power source, and you're in business. The built-in red LED lights up to tell you that the antenna is on. Warranty: 1 year.

What's in the Box:

  • Glass-mount amplified antenna with 7" ground wire and 87" power wire/antenna cable
  • Glass cleaning pad

RetroSound WPA1 Antenna Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Good reception

Hans H from Saint Robert, MO on 11/1/2016

I installed this antenna along with my RetroSound Hermosa radio in my 1969 Chevelle SS. I put it in the upper right corner of the windshield and the ground strap was actually long enough to reach the A-pillar. I also peeled the cheap double sided tape off and used some 3M brand tape. The reception is great; I was pleasantly surprised and can recommend this antenna. If there is one thing they could change it would be the big bright LED; I will probably cover it somehow.

Pros: Great reception.

Cons: Substandard mounting tape.

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s from Summit Ms on 7/19/2013

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this is a good alternative for great fm reception. Installs easily and for its size you don't really see it and reception is great

Pros: great reception

Cons: none


Dirty Dave from Michigan city, IN on 10/25/2012

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This thing gets absolutely no reception. I really wish I didn't shave my antenna.

Pros: No pros

Cons: Doesn't get any reception

This product is junk

Poolerb from Memphis, Tn on 8/15/2012

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This Antenna is worse than the crappy stock




GERALDP from LAKEWOOD, WA on 7/10/2012

Works great. At first thought it wasn't working, but my antenna hookup connector had extra long protective shield keeping wire from making proper connection. You don't want the antenna connected to a hot source at all times, it needs to be hooked up to a switched source, preferrably with a fuse and the ground goes to ground of course. I hooked it up to my 1985 Yamaha Venture motorcycle and put the antenna inside the fairing. It picks up AM and FM channels fine. If I knew it was completely waterproof I might have considered attaching to the windshield just above the console hood so I could confirm it had power when it was supposed to by the little LED lite.



No instructions

Kenny from Decatur, IL on 4/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like the concept of this antenna. I have a 1979 Jeep CJ5 and this will work great. The only complaint I have is that there are no instructions with this. I understand the ground the wire but is the power wire supposed to be hooked up to a keyed source or constant 12 volts?

Pros: small, easy to mount

Cons: no instructions for power wire


Hands-on research

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Design: The WPA1 is a window mount amplified antenna that can be used in applications where a conventional telescoping or fixed mast antenna is not desired. To improve reception, it's designed with separate amplifiers for the AM and FM bands. There are self-adhesive pads on the back of the antenna to mount it to the interior of a window in your vehicle. The antenna requires a +12 volt DC power source and should be grounded to reduce any potential noise. A red LED confirms that the antenna is on.

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The antenna mast is 14.5" in length and it comes with a 7" ground wire and 87" power wire/antenna cable included. [ Larry  Nov 18, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Aug 17, 2015 ]  Staff

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