The Crane Co. (ccrane.com),which makes first quality shortwave equipment, top line AM and FM radios, is offering original and replacement auto antennas--non retractable, which the Co. claims "almost doubles your AM reception." The antennas are priced from $34.95 to $48.95. These are coil loaded. For those ,like me, addicted to certain radio programs while traveling, this is a win/win swap: Remove the retractable antenna (which has mediocre sensitivity) replace with a Crane, substantially increase reception, free-up one or two switch positions on the dash--all for a reasonable price. Good mod? What say you?