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J13ntv 03-30-2011 08:28 PM

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?

fireron 03-30-2011 08:33 PM

Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?
 
No, none at all.

Lingohocken 03-30-2011 09:56 PM

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.

pwguy 03-30-2011 10:16 PM

Re: VisualGarage FM reception weak?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lingohocken (Post 386315)
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.

Bob WK2 03-30-2011 10:28 PM

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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