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dlundblad 01-21-2011 04:05 PM

Improving reception
What kind of modifications has everyone done for their am/ fm radio? I recently installed an HD radio as well. I would assume a better antenna would be the best way to go?

Anything else out there?

vman_86 01-29-2011 05:32 PM

Re: Improving reception
yea, reception is all in the antenna, nothing to do with stereo itself as the antenna can be thought of as "catching" the radio waves and sending them into your stereo

a lot of the antennas (shorty antennas and other aftermarket ones) don't improve reception but don't necessarily hurt it

the ugly 4' stock antennas (did I say ugly) do serve a great purpose. despite being skinny, flimsy, etc, the taller the antenna the better reception

if you have a larger surface area on an antenna, or taller height to an antenna, there is a much greater chance that you will be able to pick up the signal better and more clear

ever see the 8' whip antenna on fbi or cops vehicles? exactly the purpose, ugly but effective

certain antennas can be designed to hone in on a certain freq. range but i haven't seen any like this for vehicles...

mg14 01-04-2017 03:37 PM

Re: Improving reception
2014 GC Ltd, Mfr. Build August 13 but lower right sticker shows 073101, I guess that's a July 31 at 1am? Anyway, radio gets maybe 4-5 FM channels reasonably clearly. Forget AM, maybe 2 channels if driving over a hill. Can Chrysler neglect a more fundamental issue than radio reception? How about tailgate that is 3/8" out of flush with side panel on left and 3/16 off on right? Also, is the radio volume supposed to lower automatically during audible NAV instruction? Turning NAV volume up isn't the answer. I guess since radio isn't listenable most of the time, this really isn't much of a problem!

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