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RE: GE SuperRadios
I have a 1999 Acura 3.0 CL coupe. It's really an Accord underneath. It has
the antenna in the-rear window setup. And I have no trouble picking the
usual suspects while DXing AM on it. Even 530AM down in the Turk & Caicos
(sp?) (Radio Christina or whatever it's called) came in on my Acura's radio
the other day. So I don't think the Honda antenna in the rear window setup
is really a hindrance. I kind of like the Honda rear window antenna because,
of course, it's a lot less prone to damage/vandalisim than the standard car
monopole rod antenna - unless some un-desirable decides to smash the rear
I understand that Alpine makes some of the head units for Honda/Acura.
73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of bill
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 3:04 PM
Subject: RE: GE SuperRadios
>My new car (a Honda Accord) has one of those new-fangled
>antenna-in-the-rear-window jobs. I don't yet have enough experience
>with it to compare with the traditional whip.
I also have the Accord and am VERY happy with the radio/antenna in it; for
DX it's the best I've ever had. Here in Harrisburg PA I've no trouble
hearing the biggies out of New York on AM (660, 770, 880 et cetera)- And
it's VERY quiet which, truth be told, is about 60% of DXing. I'd rather
have a so-so radio in a noise-free environment than the other way round.
I also own the DX 398 and had a great time while on vacation last week near
Skowhegan, Maine. Was able to listen all hours to CBC 2 out of Fredericton,
NB on 101.5 and K-100 (100.5) in St. John- also heard lots of French but my
FM atlas isn't completely up to date on all the AM-to-FM moves in Canada so
was not able to confirm all the catches. The best had to be getting 97.7
out of Montreal. Having read some other posts here I understand there was
some tropo going on, but nevertheless I'm satisfied.
My main FM machine however is a Henry Kloss model 88 (from Cambridge
Soundworks) hooked up to Radio Shack's FM outdoor antenna. Living in a town
house (radio salary) I've put the antenna in the attic. Great stuff!
Depending on the antenna's direction I have no trouble hearing DC or Philly,
about 90-to-110 miles' distance.
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