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Why have both a hood ornament and an antenna, when you can combine the two? Instead of running a cable all the way from the radio to a complicated, telescoping antenna way at the back of the car, run it straight to the hood ornament. A large metal ornament could provide very good radio reception,
and eleminate the need for a tall telescoping antenna or a fin-style antenna on the back roof.
[DIYMatt, Dec 02 2009]
Front hood ornament antenna
A mobile radio antenna is provided such that its antenna function may be concealed. This may be accomplished in one preferred arrangement by coupling or blending the mobile radio unit with an oranmental device at the traditional frontal hood-level location. [Aristotle, Dec 02 2009]
||This is already patented. See link.
||I found it by Googling your title. Sorry about that.
||a grasshopper with looooong antennae would work.
||Makes me wonder what stations grasshoppers are tuned to.