The shortest of very cheap eBay antennas arrived over the weekend and I turned it in to unnecessary work.
The mast that was flying high and for some reason exists on the Miata even though it has a shark fin in the middle of the trunk that could support the sat and the FM/AM, but whatever - it’s there and I’m changing it.
Short shorty is short. However not the same diameter as what was there and while I didn’t take a pick, the top of the base is a lovely shiny silver. I have a couple black suction cups laying around my tool chest. I took one, cut the edge back and put a hole in the middle and
TA-DA smoother transition to shorty antenna.
Before you get grumpy about this little guy, I do not listen to FM/AM radio at all. I happily pay for SiriusXM or listen to podcasts.
Also I bought this while shopping Kroger this morning. It cost roughly the same as the eBay antenna.