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ur-q antenna replacement?

In message <> Harley Cascio writes:

> I have tried amplified antennas in other cars and it just boosted the
> volume.  If I didn't get good recption in the first place, I didn't get it
> after the amplified antenna.  Does anyone know if this is a regular
> phenomenon, or did I buy a cheap antenna.  I also got it from Crutchfield.

I was once told that the stock Audi antenna doesn't actually _amplify_ at all - 
the electronics is for impedance matching.  Why you need active electronics for 
that ... 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club