[200q20v] Antenna splice for new radio?

steve_scalmanini at agilent.com steve_scalmanini at agilent.com
Mon Oct 23 17:51:42 EDT 2000

Speaking of reception, I suspect any common roof or fender antenna 
produces better long distance reception than either of our sedan's 
in-the-glass antennas. Has anyone else had this experience, when 
you drive some other car with a lesser stereo (assumedly) yet with 
a single 2-3 foot fender mounted antenna and you can pull in distant 
stations much clearer than with our Deltas with the window antennas?  

I suspect the dual antenna design is better for avoiding FM multipath 
problems in metropolitan areas, but I suspect the best system overall 
would be dual antennas where only one in in a window and the other is 
a conventional mast antenna on a fender.  The only shortcoming would 
be asthetic, but I'd sure prefer the reception when I'm 50-100 miles 
from the transmitter.  

Anyone have any experience on better long distnance reception? 


-----Original Message-----
From: Peer Oliver Schmidt [mailto:posde at usa.net]
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 1:34 PM
To: rberlin at feltonberlin.com
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: AW: [200q20v] Antenna splice for new radio?

Just make sure you still give power to roof antenna. Otherwise your
reception WILL be lousy.

<< I just dropped a new/improved receiver into my '91200q20v
Avant (88k)
There is only one antenna input on the new piece. Are any of
you aware of a splice kit or fix that will allow me to use
both windshield and roof antennas to improve reception??

Many thanks,

Richard E. Berlin, Jr.

Mail to:<rberlin at feltonberlin.com>
>is present) and just uses the roof antenna.  I'd just stick with that
>(assuming it is still functional), as the new radio doesn't have the
>necessary dual diversity circuitry to pick signals with.

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