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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by usmile4, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. usmile4
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    usmile4
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    So I frenched the antenna on my 51 Chevy and installed a power antenna. I just got my radio rewired for AM/FM. The reception I'm getting is not so good. Any ideas for improving my reception?
     
  2. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    from Kansas

    Check to see if the antenna is properly grounded to the vehicle. No ground, lots of noise and bad reception.
     
  3. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
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    from MI

    Ditto the above.
     
  4. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    It's probably just a lousy radio. If you had a "modern" transistor radio from China installed in your old chassis, no way will it ever pull in stations or sound as well as the old tube set.
     

  5. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
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    from MI

    Good solid state radios can sound good, but they do have a different sound than tube radios.

    Only the best solid state radios can equal some of the receiving capabilities(selectivity and capture ratio as I recall) inherent to tubes.
     
  6. usmile4
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    The antenna has a separate ground wire but maybe that is just for the power motor.
     

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