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Re: Antenna Diversity

Hairy green toads from Mars made AUDIDUDI@delphi.com say:

> > But o'course, when you replace the radio, you have only one input.  I 
> > suppose I could make up a pigtail to connect both antennas to the single 
> > input, but I kinda doubt the advantage would be worth it....or it 
> > might even make it worse.  **Has anyone tried this?**
> Although I haven't done it yet, I am planning to swap the stereo from my '87
> 5k to my '89 200q ... however, since I do listen to the radio frequently and
> don't want to install an external antenna (IMHO, the car looks nicer without
> one), I may be willing to pop for a new head unit that's designed for use in
> a diversity setup.  Personally, I'd be surprised if hooking the two antennas
> together offers any improvement over using just the one...
> Before I start calling around to the local car stereo emporiums, does anyone
> have any input/experience with this?  I seem to recall that Kenwood once had
> a few models that offered this feature ... any others?

I don't know about that, but my CD player is a Kenwood, and it seems
to pick up FM pretty well with just the one antenna it uses.


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