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Old 04-03-2008, 11:01 PM   #29
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Do you have a television antenna in that Burro. If so connect the TV antenna to the FM receiver or replace the auto antenna with rabbit ears or some other television antenna. FYI, FM radio frequencies are between Channel 6 and Channel 7, making TV antennas great FM broadcast antennas.
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Yes, I have a Winegard Sensar amplified crank-up monster, and the wall antenna hookup for the TV is right by the stereo. I should try it. If it does the job can I put some kind of splitter on it to feed the stereo as well as the TV?

There is already some kind of a splitter on it internally, since there is a second TV antenna plug in front. Maybe I could reposition it right next to the original one.

Does this mean that I can junk the automotive antenna and glass over the hole, making the already sleek Burro even sleeker? (Always looking for weight reduction and less air drag. )
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Try the tv antenna, if that works then ditch the auto antenna. I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't work with a splitter.
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Keep in mind that a splitter will cut the signal by 3dB, or in half.
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Keep in mind that a splitter will cut the signal by 3dB, or in half.
True if it's a passive splitter.
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Good point! Have to admit that I have never knowingly encountered anything else but passive.
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An update: I already had a second antenna plug in the area, so I cobbled up a cable to feed the stereo from the Winegard. Not sure without opening it up whether it uses a splitter or not.

With the antenna resting flat on the roof the FM reception improved a lot. It went from strictly not listenable to superb. The TV reception seems to be unaffected. I listen to a local station, KBPS, which is relatively low powered, but now it comes in loud and clear. The old antenna is scheduled for demolition. Thanks, Byron!
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An update: I already had a second antenna plug in the area, so I cobbled up a cable to feed the stereo from the Winegard. Not sure without opening it up whether it uses a splitter or not.

With the antenna resting flat on the roof the FM reception improved [b]a lot. It went from strictly [b]not listenable to superb. The TV reception seems to be unaffected. I listen to a local station, KBPS, which is relatively low powered, but now it comes in loud and clear. The old antenna is scheduled for demolition. Thanks, Byron!
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