[audi20v] Re: Poor radio recepation.

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Apr 22 22:17:39 EDT 2002

Didn't fix it, so must assume (to perpetuate the immage) that they both were


> From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
> Reply-To: malth at umich.edu
> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 22:50:29 -0400 (EDT)
> To: "Audi 20V" <audi20v at rennlist.org>
> Subject: [audi20v] Re: Poor radio recepation.
> Let me get this straight Bernie, you fixed the rear antenna amplifier when
> it wasn't broke?
> Chris
> '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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