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the circuitry is probably made so cheaply that it can't operate?
well compared to my stock radio in my ford ranger, my new radio(mfg. name is "Dual") has a hard time picking up the same (distant) stations.
well, to justify a full day of messing with it, my solution was to put on a long antenna.
it looks stupid too , i went "super-trucker" on it,
ended up adapting the classical old telescopic 3-section chrome with the spring. has a ball pivot too.
so this ant. is sticking fwd at 45* and fully extended and i clipped on an 18" jumperwire to the end to form a hafast loop.
so now, finally, i can hear my favorite radio station.
so now to the question,
how to improve the radio reception
i will leave the antenna on it for a few days, knowing that everybody will be looking and laughing. and saying whaaaaat?
i suppose i might try the old fm signal booster that they used to sell back in the 70's.
i really dont want to spend more money on a better radio. even thou thats probably the best solution.
p.s. i have not even tried keying the cb
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