Brilliant. I picked up an almost exact duplicate yesterday at an autoparts store to use as a testbed. Also found on Amazon a 7-section car antenna that is 96cm long @ $1.07, which might just be perfect. Will have to order like 30 of them and they take a month to arrive from Chine but might just be worth it.
Thank you for looking, I do appreciate it!
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