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MAcarbonceliGT Aug 22, 8:43pm - #38545 
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S2000 Antenna question...

I just got in my new S2000 antenna and installed it... but now i can't pick up anything for stations.. i live about 25 miles north of boston and listen to boston stations but now i can't pick them up and i barly get and local station.. any suggestion on fixing this problem or anyone else experince this??
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IcEd blUe
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IcEd blUe Aug 22, 8:57pm - #38546 

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try screwing the antenna in a bit more
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Evan Aug 22, 9:14pm - #38547 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
try screwing the antenna in a bit more


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I get great reception with mine.

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IcEd blUe Aug 22, 9:15pm - #38548 

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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
try screwing the antenna in a bit more


thumbsup

I get great reception with mine.


me too,but then again i can get ok reception without an antenna at all
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CelicaPrincess Aug 22, 9:18pm - #38549 
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
try screwing the antenna in a bit more


thumbsup

I get great reception with mine.


me too,but then again i can get ok reception without an antenna at all



same here...i've never had any problems
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isaac Aug 23, 2:32am - #38550 
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if you do the math - you will realize that your car's antenna actually comes from the front where your radio is installed and travels all around the edges of your car about 10 feet to the rear passenger corner where it then attaches to a long 2 foot rod inside the body of your car and you end up screwing on another metal rod...

so in actual fact, how can you say that by removing 2 feet of a 16 foot antenna, you will loose 95% of your reception wtf rofl

am I wrong... is my math way off ? ? ?
And whats up with the cars that have no antenna/lighting-rod... they have the whole thing lined along the front window - but they still get excellent reception spineyes thumbsup thumbsup

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DiabloGTS Aug 23, 3:03am - #38551 

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could I just take the antenna off?

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Krayze Aug 23, 3:06am - #38552 

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Originally Posted by isaac
if you do the math - you will realize that your car's antenna actually comes from the front where your radio is installed and travels all around the edges of your car about 10 feet to the rear passenger corner where it then attaches to a long 2 foot rod inside the body of your car and you end up screwing on another metal rod...

so in actual fact, how can you say that by removing 2 feet of a 16 foot antenna, you will loose 95% of your reception wtf rofl

am I wrong... is my math way off ? ? ?
And whats up with the cars that have no antenna/lighting-rod... they have the whole thing lined along the front window - but they still get excellent reception spineyes thumbsup thumbsup




it has to do with wavelengths and being the exact lenght to recieve the signal. Anttanae are usualy bough tin half and quarter wavelenght so they can get better reception.

teh s 2000 antannae is the same size as your lightening rod its just wrapped around itself . like if you wrappped wire around a pencil. yoru reception shouldn't really change much at all

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