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Re: BMW 528i AM Radio Reception Problem
An external antenna will make an improvement over the embedded one. The longer, the better.
You can re-use the original speakers & wiring for an after market setup. You should obtain a Haynes service manual for your car, as it has the wiring diagram for the factory radio, including color codes of the wiring. You will need this info to re-use the factory speakers & wiring.
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There are many causes for poor reception on a cb radio one cause may be poor or poorly assembled antenna, a good antenna should be of highest gain and put up as high as possible ,An omnidirectional antenna or Ground plane will hear moderately well
in all directions but a directional antenna or Yagi will hear great only in the direction it is turned you will certainly have to decide what you or your homeowners association will allow.
Also and finally The sun is a major factor in communications Propagation sometimes no mater what your setup the reception is terrible.
hello firstly it would be wise to connect your power lead directly to your battery
secondly have you checked the vswr on the antenna make sure it is tuned to your radio i presume you have an swr metre and lastly check all coax connection make sure none are shortening out check pl259 at rear of radio and also check lead goin into antenna you can ajust the antenna by raising or lowering the whip .when you acheive 1.5 or better tighten up it should work ok for then
Hi, my name is John. As long as your SWR is not over a two, and the antenna are the same length and grounded good, it should be the same end result, no difference.........hope this was very helpful.Rate this solution on the four thumbs-up.......John
If you are using the radio on a boat, then no, the grounding does not matter that much. However, an SSB transceiver would be hassle to install on a boat because of the amount of power they use to transmit. If the transmission is bad, try using the radio's internal tuner instead of the separate tuner. This may help improve the quality of transmit, however, some radios have a tough time clarifying incoming and outgoing signals and create a garbled sound when it receives a signal or when it transmits. If that doesn't work, then you can try grounding. But if you want a radio that doesn't require all this nonsense tning, you might want to think about investing in a Yaesu. They are pricey, but are one of the best HAM radios.