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Old 06-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #11
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The border's not an issue, I work for an American company (TN status) so I'm already required to have a passport. Also got Nexus but that's for my own convenience, not a work requirement.

And the passport I just renewed last year is now good for 10 years. Much better than the old 5 year limits, and still the same costs.

Regarding gas, filling my truck in Michigan runs me about 40-50 cheaper than filling in Ontario. I think the last tank I got was for 3.79/ gallon. So right at 1.00 a litre. Being this close to the border it can pay to cross just to fill up, even with the 10.00 in tolls for the ambassador bridge.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:18 AM   #12
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How did you get it connected to the radio? Maybe a stupid question. I have a cable line and an antenna line for the tv , but how do you get it to the radio? Maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #13
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How did you get it connected to the radio? Maybe a stupid question. I have a cable line and an antenna line for the tv , but how do you get it to the radio? Maybe I'm missing something.

You need an adapter cable, like the one in the OP's post. This will allow the Radio to then leverage the TV antenna on the roof.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:51 AM   #14
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I looked at his link which wouldn't load up for me so I searched and found a Motorola to f connector( on amazon , free shipping with prime ) looked like it would go from the antenna to a cable hook up. Like I said this isn't my area of expertise. Will simply hooking the antenna into the cable hook up then help the radio. I have one of those all in one radios (cd mp3 am fm DVD ). Sorry I'm just confused. And would love better radio reception because I almost never get anything.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:11 PM   #15
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What you're looking for is a cable that lets you replace the stock radio antenna with the TV's antenna. So, you connect the F-Connector the TV Antenna, and then you plug in the Motorola to the back of the radio. This will allow the radio to the use the TV antenna that is directional instead of the stock antenna that is not.

Since FM Radio uses frequencies that are relative close the TV station frequencies, (actually it sits between the VHF and UHF bands) the TV antenna should be a close enough tune to be able to pick up better signals than the stock one they put on our trailers.

In theory, you should be able to even run it through the antenna booster, getting even more coverage, but I don't know the internal workings of the booster to backup that claim and I don't have the wires on hand (yet) to try it out myself.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:42 PM   #16
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Turning on the TV amp will greatly improve the radio reception...also, using this connection does not interfere with your TV reception.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:05 AM   #17
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One would then have to figure out where the transmitters are and point the antenna in that direction, just a bit of trial and error.
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For finding the location of TV towers, there are apps:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tv-t...396342822?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nnahelper.free

A quick search did not reveal similar apps for radio stations but I suppose you could plan your route and look for nearby towers were you will be camping:

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrS...tionSearch.jsp
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Do you have to unplug the tv cable when using the antenna for the radio? Or do you buy some sort of adaptor to have both plugged in at the same time?
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It should work with a splitter.
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