FW: Poor radio recepation.

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 23 12:57:17 EDT 2002

> From: Raul Jose Pla <Raul at antennaworld.com>
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:34:24 -0400
> To: "'Bernie Benz'" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: RE: Poor radio recepation.
> Bernie,
> Thanks for the kind words indeed. Over here with my heavy workload and 4,000
> items to worry about I dont get much chance to focus on one antenna.
> I have see some dealers or people "discover" a specific antenna here and it
> becomes a star.
> I really appreciate your discovering this solution to reception problems in
> some Audis.  We usually just sell these and never hear back from the pleased
> user like we did now.
> Yes Id be glad to do a 15% off to the Audi list guys who mention the list on
> the comment box if they order one.
> Thanks again,
> Raul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.m.benz at prodigy.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 12:08 AM
> To: Raul Jose Pla
> Subject: Re: Poor radio recepation.
> Hi Raul,
> I am now getting multiple responses to this post from both Audi lists to
> which I subscribe and have posted this write up.  I would be pleased to
> inform them that they could expect a discount from your retail price if they
> were to mention affiliation with me or either if the 20V lists.  I hope that
> you appreciate this potential new business from the Audi community.
> Regards,
> Bernie
>> From: Raul Jose Pla <Raul at antennaworld.com>
>> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 18:47:50 -0400
>> To: "'Bernie Benz'" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
>> Subject: RE: Poor radio recepation.
>> Bernie,
>> Thanks for the nice write up!
>> I can agree the ant is good. Its not the crap chinese ones. This thing
> comes
>> from an Italian supplier who makes stuff for Bosch and VW directly. Thats
>> why its good.
>> Im putting one on my Chrysler minivan (BMW does not make a frickin van!)
> to
>> get rid of the whip thats an eyesore.
>> Raul
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.m.benz at prodigy.net]
>> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 3:49 PM
>> To: audi-20v; 200q20V mailing list
>> Cc: Raul Jose Pla
>> Subject: Poor radio recepation.
>> 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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