Anyway, the reception out on the open road this morning was fair at best. Better than nothing but not very good. When I auto scanned I got 4-5 stations. As I remember it I used to get 10-12 when the external antenna was in use. I'll try messing around a bit with the position of the wire but I don't hold out much hope of getting significantly better reception.
Rats. I think I will go for it anyway. In LA, there are only a few hard to reach stations.
Question : Are your results for AM or FM station reception?
FM requires a single wire antenna of a certain length about 32-36 inches from the shielded base - AM probably as long as you like. my Geo had excelent reception hated to junk that AM FM Cassette - the Scion had marginal reception with the antennas in the left and right rear side windows at the trunk so I mostly listen to MP3 music on a CD 199 songs crammed onto a CDRW disk. Pretty cool until you realize that you have the order of the songs memorized and have to keep skipping ones you don't want to hear again.
Yeah I gotta try that next - may hit a song or two that I have been skipping. The other problem is the recording volume is a bit different for each song due to output levels from which they were recorded. Makes for loud intro's sometimes!
Try driving in Little Rock -- nobody uses their turn signals!!!! ARGH! Someone nearly merged into me on the highway yesterday. I had my blinker on, merged, and then this pickup drifts over. I should've hit the SOB, I've got the rental insurance. Calm down, I kid.
Ah, I see it's your fault...you confused 'em with "all those blinkin' lights." (j/k)
In Mass., I think it's actually against the law to use turn signals. Of course dodging cadillacs keeps me pretty busy.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein