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Old 12-28-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Universal Home Dock, no FM out?

I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but i think it fits.

I got a sportster replay a few months ago, and I'm loving it. I got my mother a stratus with a home kit, and was installing it today. I had planned on having it across the room from the radio, but come to find out the transmitter in these new models is crap (thanks fcc, always looking out for us). Problem is I can only get reception if I wrap the fm antenna from the radio around the dock and radio. If I use the car dock, and plug in the fm antenna, I get great reception (and I can wrap the two antennas together). But on the home dock there is no jack for the FM antenna. I searched around and it seems they dont make one. Does one exist?
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think it exists...the home dock is designed to hook up to stereo or home theatre recievers, hence the bundled RCA cables.

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Old 12-28-2006, 09:57 PM   #3
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Get a Ramsey FM25B. It's a very powerful FM transmitter.

It comes as a kit if your good with a soldering iron.
If your not you can buy them built and tested on Ebay.

They are a little pricy but well worth it.
The kit is about $130 a little more for one already made.

These kits can reach over 600ft away.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys. I just finished the intall, got all the wires run and it seems like the reception got worse, even wrapping the antenna around the radio was not very good. Unfortunately, the only radio in the house that doesnt have aux in is the one she wants to listen on. I am using the car dock now, with the antenna from my replay (which BTW, has fm out on the home dock), and it sounds pretty damn good for fm transmission. I am thinking of buying another car dock and maybe an adapter so the antenna comes out the back (90 degree) and just using that...
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