Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2018, 07:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 749
Sony Radio help

Our dash radio system sucks in terms of being a radio, its fine when fed , but not with the antenna system.

One fellow claimed far better AM & FM by prying loose the plastic panel by the driver and simply hanging the antenna wires out.

I wish to install an exterior real antenna , but am stumped as to how to do it and still look OK.

Anyone get tired of needing to park in sight of a 50,000W antenna to get reception, and made a modification that works?
__________________

FFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
raptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 303
That is why I'm looking to buy portable XM radio, so it can be used any where.
__________________

__________________
raptor
2016 Forester MBS 2401R
America is great
raptor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
Member
 
WILLMCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Phoenix Metro Area
Posts: 31
I have the same 2401 and it came with the Jensen entertainment system. I have XM system and I swear by it especially when traveling the southwest.
WILLMCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 02:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mikegjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange Park Fl.
Posts: 1,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by FFred View Post
Our dash radio system sucks in terms of being a radio, its fine when fed , but not with the antenna system.

One fellow claimed far better AM & FM by prying loose the plastic panel by the driver and simply hanging the antenna wires out.

I wish to install an exterior real antenna , but am stumped as to how to do it and still look OK.

Anyone get tired of needing to park in sight of a 50,000W antenna to get reception, and made a modification that works?
If you are talking about satellite antenna reception, I made a small bracket to hold the antenna near the inside roof of the RV. I get great reception.

The holes in the bracket are for wire ties of which I only needed one. The bracket is held in place by one screw from the window frame.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0168.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	200.8 KB
ID:	159976  
__________________
2014 Solera 24R
USN Retired
Mikegjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 02:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
namusmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 337
Good tip, Mike. I've been wanting to move mine off the dash. I gave up trying to get decent am/fm reception.
namusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Mikegjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange Park Fl.
Posts: 1,535
I tucked the cable behind door and overhead trim so it is not visible.

Don't you have a roof antenna for am/fm?
__________________
2014 Solera 24R
USN Retired
Mikegjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 07:23 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 749
"Don't you have a roof antenna for am/fm?"

NO, it is aparently lead inside the drivers door pillar and not hooked to anything.

I would prefer to install an external antenna , but have no idea where , that could be easily have a new antenna hookup with out the wiring showing.

Sat is fine , but I prefer to not add yet another $100 a year to the entertainment bill.

Sony makes reasonable equipment , I think (hope) with a proper antenna it will perform as well as any old car AM FM radio.
FFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
Member
 
WILLMCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Phoenix Metro Area
Posts: 31
My unit came with an external antenna on the roof, it is in a downward position. And I think my XM radio antenna radio is tied into the same one as MY GPS system is all tied into. Sorry but I'm no electronics guy.
WILLMCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 06:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Dbrote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St. Helena, CA
Posts: 119
I have a 2016 Sunseeker 2400R and there is an antenna on the roof connected to the radio. Also has a XM radio antenna attached separately to the roof which is connected to the adapter and radio. The Nav antenna is separate and sits on the front of the dash. Everything works fine this way.
__________________

Dbrote is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
radio

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


×