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RetroSound WPA1 Antenna Amplified window antenna

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About the RetroSound WPA1 Antenna

John Pollard

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 5.5" ground wire and 6.75' power wire/antenna cable
  • Glass cleaning pad

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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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6 questions already asked

How long is antenna cable, diameter of plug in ? How long is power source wire, where should it be connected on 94 Geo ?
sam c  Oct 03, 2021
1 answer
The power cable and the antenna lead on this antenna is 7'3" long. It is a duplex wire so one lead is the power and one lead is for the antenna. The ground wire is only 6 inches long and it has an eye terminal on the end. If you needed it to be longer you could cut that off and solder a longer extension on there for your ground connection.
bruce  Oct 03, 2021
application is a 1969 Lotus Europa, a rear engine, fiberglass car. I do not want a hole in the body. I intend to mount the antenna horizontally in the front trunk. How well will it work?
stephen e  May 11, 2021
3 answers
I mounted my antenna in the roof of a 1941 Willys pick up truck with a fiberglass cab. It seems to work just fine no problems. Keep in mind that this is a powered antenna so you will need to run a 12 V supply and a ground wire. I have no complaints. It works fine.
bruce  Jul 24, 2021
Should I mounted mine on windshield using Trim around post to hide it. Just kept everything inside vehicle so as not to drill through body
shannon  Jul 24, 2021
It did not work for me. I disconnected it and replaced it with an antenna mounted to fender on car and my radio now receives many channels. The antenna you are asking about was a waste of money.
kevin  Jul 24, 2021
Im planning on installing a radio 12 volt in my 36 Chev pickup I don't want to drill a hole to mount antenna for fear of chipping new paint job. can I mount antenna on windshield?
daniel  Jun 24, 2020
2 answers
Yes if fits nice and snug from the inside. You run it up flush to windshield. It has adhesive that holds really good.
jose c  Jul 03, 2020
Yes you can mount the Antenna. I mounted the antenna above the rearview mirror mount. This position gets good reception and allows the service wires to be tucked inside the windshield molding. I had to solder extension wire for the ground wire (make sure it's well insulated). get down below the dash level and radio mount.
jeffrey  Jul 03, 2020
This unit did not plug into my 2001 Chevy Suburban's radio. Male end is twice the size of the stock Unit. Don't buy it for a Chevy ?
roger  May 19, 2018
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  May 25, 2018 (Staff)
what are the dimensions of the antenna??
terry m  Nov 15, 2015
1 answer
The antenna mast is 14.5" in length and it comes with a 7" ground wire and 87" power wire/antenna cable included.
david  Nov 18, 2015 (Staff)
2005 chevy avalanche, I am looking for a place inside of the vehicle to ground this antenna? RetroSound WPA1 Antenna
diondre  Aug 16, 2015
1 answer
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.
kristina  Aug 17, 2015 (Staff)

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