Catching all that regular updates like the traffic report, weather report and news while driving your sedan is now possible due to a radio system fixed inside your ride. In order to achieve a proper reception for your car radio it is quite necessary that your Cadillac should be installed with an electronic device called Cadillac antenna. The length, type, design and material of your Cadillac antenna may bring an obvious difference to the quality of reception on your car radio.
An antenna or an aerial is a transducer which is efficient and sufficient to either convert electromagnetic waves into electrical currents or vice-versa. As per the choice of a user and specification of a Cadillac model, Cadillac antenna can be like a power antenna, an antenna mast, a high-gain antenna etc. Below is a list of Cadillac antenna available in the market:
- Directional Antenna: Beverage antenna, Horizontal curtain, Horn, Log-periodic antenna, Phased array, parabolic antenna, Loop antenna, Regenerative loop antenna, rhombic antenna, Yagi antenna etc.
- Isotropic Antenna: Helical antenna, Isotropic radiator etc.
- Omni-directional Antenna: Dipole antenna, Monopole antenna, Random wire antenna, Whip antenna etc.
Irrespective of varieties available in the market, all antennas provide a full signal to your car's Amplitude Modulation (AM)/ Frequency Modulation (FM) receiver.
No matter how expensive and sophisticated radio system you had bought and fitted in your luxury, still somehow you may feel the need of a Cadillac antenna as your Cadillac radio needs it for a proper correspondence. The performance of a Cadillac antenna may get affected by different parameters like bandwidth, efficiency, resonant frequency, impedance gain, polarization, aperture or radiation pattern etc.
Cadillac antennas are meant to operate in a relatively narrow frequency range to receive and transmit equally. These antennas are made up of a very high-transducive metal like stainless steel so that it may receive more radio waves. Though Cadillac antenna is a flexible and long lasting device in your sedan still it meets several instances which may break or bent them such as the force of the wind or a bird hit. Moreover due to change in weather conditions or water contact during car wash may prove to be a damaging factor for your Cadillac antenna as they become more susceptible to be eaten by corrosion.
Regular polishing, cleaning and proper lubrication is recommended to increase the life span of your Cadillac antenna. The installation of an antenna is not at all a big task, in fact it is a do-it-yourself job. It saves your precious time and valuable money very easily. First of all you need to unfasten the old antenna and simply screw your new Cadillac antenna in its place. Further you may use the instruction book that come with your replacement antenna and ensure that antenna mast is fit tightly else it may not stand even a harsh wind.
Whether you need to replace a damaged Cadillac antenna or you just wish to change for a different style statement, make sure that you source a genuine make and model and that to only from a original part manufacturer.