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Old 06-02-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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325RES FM Radio antenna

Good day All,
We just bought a 2014 325RES, but when I decided to listen the FM radio, the reception was really poor. Yes, it's a nice radio with Blue Tooth capability, but I am not there yet.

I have notices there is NO RADIO antennas on the rig, any one else having a 325RES can confirm if you have and radio antenna?

Happy Camping.

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Old 06-02-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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The Jensen in my Tracer has done well since day one, no Antenna required. Not sure of there is one
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #3
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Is there an antenna on the back of the radio?? Maybe open the drawer on the dresser to see it...
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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My 2012 Crusader has 2 radios...bedroom Jensen has good reception- but the RCA Home Theater radio has no reception. No roof antenna either.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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I had the same issue with the Jensen radio in our bedroom.
I removed the dresser drawers to look inside and found a rather poor coaxial 'tail' about a foot long just hanging loose in back from the antennae jack. I don't know who thought this was a good idea.

I managed to tie into the TV antennae with a coaxial splitter just below in the basement, by routing some coax through the floor by the plumbing - now it works great with no adverse affects to TV reception.

The RCA sound bar FM antennae still needs much to be desired. I'm working on that. I might also tie it into the TV coax as it's right there in the entertainment center.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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update

I made the same mod to the RCA sound bar radio this afternoon. Everything is right there in the cabinet and the factory setup was a simple wire just hanging in there attached to nothing. I just needed a splitter and two small pieces of coax to share it with the TV.
Resulted in a good improvement in reception. Another job done
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #7
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I tried the TV antenna route...no improvement in RCA reception. No diff with amp on. How did you attach radio wire to the coax?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:41 PM   #8
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I made the same mod to the RCA sound bar radio this afternoon. Everything is right there in the cabinet and the factory setup was a simple wire just hanging in there attached to nothing. I just needed a splitter and two small pieces of coax to share it with the TV.
Resulted in a good improvement in reception. Another job done

X2 zs325RES, how did you tie in that "wire" antenna into a coax setup......pics please.
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X2 zs325RES, how did you tie in that "wire" antenna into a coax setup......pics please.
Sorry no pics right now, but I used a push on F type connector on the back of the RCA soundbar. You have to be sure to tee off the antenna amp output with a coaxial splitter - one to the TV, the other to the radio.

I hope this helps.
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the F fitting does not mate with my RCA ant. terminal. I soldered a coax to the FM ant wire and connected to the roof ant TV connector.. no reception improvement. The coax center wire was the one soldered.
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