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Is there a stronger antenna?

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Hi All,

Does anyone know if any type of antenna, be it stock, shark fin or stubby, that will increase my FM reception? The signal from the channel that I listen to is not that strong. Is there a way to amplify the signal? I am completely stock at the moment.

Thanks!

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Research DVB-t , Good Luck .
 
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At least it's not in the window!

My parents Honda can't pick up anything on FM stations outside of large metro areas...

The Cruze does fade out a lot when at a stop, then continues music as soon as you move again, even a few inches. Very weird. There are a lot of stations that I like that are from ~2 hours away in Maryland and the signal is very weak down our way.
 

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Yo ...I get TV in Me cruzen ,,,,,FREE ,,,,O love the Blackhawks Games at Night .
 

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I have no issues with my reception.


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I have all sorts of issues with my reception - can't receive anything but junk over the air. :)
 

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I have no issues with my reception.
Same here. It's better than my old car.

One minor word of warning - too good of an antenna can make things worse - local stations will over power the radio and then you can't hear the station you want. So you need to assess if the problem is if the signal is too weak or if the local stations are overpowering what you want. The clue of "too powerful" is when the same station appears in multiple places.
 

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"I think that's just radio nowadays. Even Sirius sucks."

Sirius-ly! :rolleyes:

I listen to a college channel's rebroadcast of WGBH from Boston. It is a classical channel and it's seriously all that I like...a bastion of sanity in this crazy world.
 

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College channels tend to be low power so reception can be iffy, even with the best antennas.
 

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There are antennas that Can be set up to reach the rf signals .
 

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I have all sorts of issues with my reception - can't receive anything but junk over the air. :)
That's why I have a 60gb iPod that lives permanently in my console. If I'm not listening to a playlist of things I like, I'm tuned in to a local AM News station to get my latest fill of how the world is or isn't doing.
 
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