[audi20v] Poor radio recepation. (fwd)

Chris Covington malth at umich.edu
Mon Apr 22 23:50:55 EDT 2002

I see this forwarded here also...

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Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 22:50:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
Cc: Audi 20V <audi20v at rennlist.org>
Subject: Re: [audi20v] Poor radio recepation.

Let me get this straight Bernie, you fixed the rear antenna amplifier when
it wasn't broke?

'91 200q20v

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Bernie Benz wrote:

> I live in a rural area notorious for poor over the air radio and TV
> reception.  But my 90Q-20V has always been worse than any other car that
> I've owned, AM being really bad, FM poor.  With an after market head unit,
> I've been using only the rear window AM/FM antenna.  Besides the usual
> voltage and continuity checks, I have replaced the rear antanna amplifer,
> with no improvement.  I have suspected that the rear window traces are the
> problem, but the rear window heater, the FM antenna, works.  The AM antenna,
> the upper two traces on the window, show ohmeter continuity from their far
> ends to the amplifier connection, but AM reception sucks unless I am in a
> strong signal, metro area.  Just short of throwing a rock through the rear
> window and having my comprehensive replace it as a trial solution, I found a
> super performing replacement for only $28.  I was skeptical, but it is so
> good that I'm going to dump the Audi system in my 200Q-20V also.
> It is Antenna World's AW 276E,
> <http://www.antennaworld.com/eshop/Default.ASP?WCI=ItemDetails&WCE=AW-276E>
> It is an amplified, small folded dipole that sticks on inside the
> windshield, fiting easily behind the rear view mirror on the blackend area
> of the glass, up against the head liner moulding.  If anyone wants more
> specifics on this straight forward installation, ask.
> Bernie
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