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arcooke- I'm in the RF business, so no, I don't see how the windshield would provide much gain. Weird RF things happen surprisingly often, so possibly, but much more likely is urban legend.
As for covering it up-- once you attach the tag to the windshield, you typically need to replace it. They use one-time glue. Learned this when my SRT8 windshield was replaced (twice).
You can try this however: remove carefully using a hair dryer. Don't get it too hot, just enough to soften the glue. Careful not to wrinkle or bend the device much as you remove; it has a built in antenna you can easily break.
Then spray paint it black or whatever color. The add a layer of spray on adhesive over the black paint and re-attach to your windshield. You'll still see it but it won't pop out like it does now.
Plan B: get a new one, spray paint the adhesive cover (leave the cover on), then lay down a coat of spray adhesive. You'll want high temp-- I don't need to explain why to a fellow Texan... : )
Plan C- sell your car and buy an HO unit. The stickers actually look pretty spiffy on an orange car. Ask me how I know ; )
Keep us posted.
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'09 SRT8 Orange, Six Speed