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Old 02-10-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Whip antenna for AM/FM

Since the short antenna on my Chevy 2250 is blocked by the cab, radio reception is terrible. Has anyone found a longer screw-in type whip that can replace the stock Chevy antenna?
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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The overhang on Class C RVs have a blocking effect on radio reception, most notably AM reception. I'm a big AM listener and on a previous class C I had I putzed around with the antenna trying to improve the reception, but was not successful. I know it's no help to you, but on my present RV, I had the factory run a cable and place the antenna on top of the coach roof. Great AM reception now. My next step with the previous RV would have been to run a cable and antenna somewhere along the side to the coach roof.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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All the radios in the coach have reception problems on OTA signals. We have a bunk television and an outside television that use a radio/DVD to provide DVD playback. Using just the radio to pickup a ball game or play music is spotty. They use a tape antenna behind the radio so the signal is blocked within the cabinet in which the radio is installed. The cab radio is blocked by the coach overhang. It might be worth considering to FR to wire the radios antenna to a rooftop antenna. It doesn't need a big whip - just something that gets it outside of the obstructions of the coach.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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Mine fell off. Gonna be interesting replacing that this spring...
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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bgilly, FR will put the antenna up on the coach roof if requested on a new build for a small fee. I believe it should be standard practice especially for those of us that like to listen to AM. It doesn't appear to be much of an issue for FM reception.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:36 PM   #6
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I agree all the radios roof antenna should be standard and not a great option if the coach was dealer inventory like mine was. FM reception is very poor in our area on the television radios and only slightly better on the Maganadyne (even in boost mode).
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
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On mine AM is OK but FM is #%^*+
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