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Old 03-30-2011, 08:28 PM
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VisualGarage FM reception weak?

Ive come to notice that the FM reception on the sharkfin seems to be weak in areas that have a high number of radio stations/congestion. For example one of the strongest signals on long island, comes in broken up roughly a half hour drive from its broadcasting point where as on my past vehicles, no issues, you should be able to reach the city and listen to it. I dont know compared to stock antenna as I always listen to SAT but switched up to FM to try to listen to different/new songs and noticed the weak signal and the non ability to pick up some stations. Could it be a bad circuit? Or just the design? Anyone else have any FM reception issues?
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:33 PM
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Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?

No, none at all.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:56 PM
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Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?

If it's an active (electrically amplified) antenna, then you're probably getting cross-modulation/overloading from the amp circuitry.
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Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?

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If it's an active (electrically amplified) antenna, then you're probably getting cross-modulation/overloading from the amp circuitry.
It isn't an active antenna.
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Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?

I notice since I switched to the VG shark fin that the FM reception in not as good as with the mast especially on Long Island, which, in part can be a fringe area for NYC stations.

Not anything I can't live with as the reason I changed to the VG is that the mast would touch my garage door. Going in wasn't bad but backing out jamed the mast because of its angle. I used to remove it when I parked in the garage. Major nusiance! I also like the look of the fin better.
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