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Subaru
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Greenwich, CT
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Car radio AM

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I was wondering something else most car radios for AM do they use the external antenna or the antenna inside the radio it's self? I wonder if it's like a set-top radio.

Speaking of the AM I meant to post this some 5 or so months ago about that highway radio antenna for traffic.. I finally got a picture of it in slow enough traffic.


shdesigns
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Stone Mountain, GA

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Car radios don't have internal FM or AM antennas. Wont work inside a metal box


DrStrange
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West Hartford, CT
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reply to Subaru
Car radios either have a conventional metal antenna, a rubber duck [coiled antenna in a rubber protective jacket] or a wire antenna embedded in the rear window.

Beezel

join:2008-12-15
Las Vegas, NV
said by DrStrange:

Car radios either have a conventional metal antenna, a rubber duck [coiled antenna in a rubber protective jacket] or a wire antenna embedded in the rear window.

Don't forget the older cars and trucks that had the two wires running through the windshield for antennas. Those got on my nerves back in the day.


SmokChsr
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Saint Augustine, FL
reply to Subaru
Automotive radios do not have an internal antenna. So they use an external one. Reception of AM inside a car is going to be poor at best.


Mdoc
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Sterling, VA
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reply to DrStrange
said by DrStrange:

Car radios either have... a wire antenna embedded in the rear window.

Or rear quarter window, or one of the side windows next to the rear... especially if the rear windows have a defrost grid embedded.


Dude111
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USA
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reply to Subaru

 

I love car radios!!!!

EXCELLENT AM RECEPTION and SUPERB REJECTION on FM!!

This has gotta be THE BEST car radio i have heard as far as FM rejection in QUITE A LONG TIME!! (In a VW Jetta)

»enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_sc/s···ADIO.jpg


Dustyn
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join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
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I like cassette deck/CD combo units. Must have been around the early 90's late 80's?


Dude111
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USA
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Hey Dustyn,

What does AS mean on the radio i linked above?? (The AS button) i always wondered that in my friends car when listening to it....... (She sadly got rid of that car and got another one which the radio IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE compared to most car radios!! (Hardily any reception on AM (Just interference from the car usually and crappy FM reception)))


Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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Don't know.
AS= Audio Silence? AKA: MUTE
or
Hold the button down and it will preselect the 6 strongest radio signals in your area.


Dude111
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reply to Subaru
Hmm yes,AUTO SELECT.. I didnt think of that...

I have a SONY car radio in my room here and it does good on FM but AM has intereference from the power supply... (I would love getting this radio!!)


DrStrange
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Needs ferrite beads on the power leads, or a better power supply.


Dude111
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Ah,thank you my friend!