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Re: Upgrading sound systems
>Some of us are not into locally produced sounds (tape or CD) but would
>rather be able to get decent radio reception. Living and traveling in what,
>at best, could be called a fringe area, I get absolutely lousy FM reception.
>The culprit is, I believe, that abysmally poor antenna which is part of the
>Does anyone have a suggestion as to how this poor recption could be improved?
>(Preferably without drilling holes in sheet metal and the resulting rust
Did Audi ever build cars with antennas in the windshield? How GM-like!
Sounds to me like you need a _real_ antenna. The obvious solution is to drill
a hole and install one. Since you don't like that solution, you might look
into antennas for CB and ham-radio that have strong magnets in the base. The
idea is to "plunk" one of these onto a roof or trunk lid and run the cable to
it through the door or trunk opening. In my younger days (as a "ham," I found
that most weatherstripping would actually seal pretty well around a piece of RG-
58U coax....). I think there are also antennas that clamp onto the edge of
Good luck in West Virginia -- the culprit is far more than you poor antenna
(Its the mountains!!)