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 Post subject: Car FM
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:10 pm 
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I have my first short antenna(1/2 of what I am used to) on my car that I got 9 weeks ago. How do you folks like the reception on these? Assuming a better FM unit than I had about 2 decades earlier,still, I now manage 1 station I like cleanly. Yes, there are the same number of stations I like as 20 years ago.


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 Post subject: antenna...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:18 pm 
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Most fm antennas are cut to 1/4 wavelength of the band. Assuming you have a proper factory unit.

I have no idea what happens with aftermarket units.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:49 pm 
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My measurements do not support your statement. 1/4 wave of 98Mhz is close to 27".


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 Post subject: You could be right...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:41 pm 
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My memory of what used to be on cars is that the antenna is about a 1/4 wavelength for FM. BUT my memory is not what it used to be. :wink:


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