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Old 11-08-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Somebody asked in another thread about a good terrestrial station to set your transmitter to to get the best sound. I know I saw a link to a website that you put your zip code into, and it gives you the best stations to tune in to. Does anyone remember what the site is called? I have looked all over.. This might make a good sticky (if it's not there already). I know it was easier for me to use the site (whatever it's called) than to try and search for the clearest station. Thanks
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Does this site just so happen to be www.fmfind.info?
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Yes. Thank you. that was exactly what I wanted.
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Do any of you guys ever notice that when you use a station that's below 90.1 like 88.9 the sound comes in lower than if you were to use a higher station on the dial like 106.1 or 99.9? Why is that?
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:36 AM   #5
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http://www.radio-locator.com/

This one worked for me. Type in your location and then click "Find Unused Frequencies". In Austin, this site steered me towards 106.5, a location I never would have tried before and it worked great.
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It's been mentioned elsewhere, but if you don't mind killing your FM signal, you can remove your antenna and use any frequency you want.

Also, I asked the dealer I go to for an antenna plug and they gave me one, no charge.
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It's been mentioned elsewhere, but if you don't mind killing your FM signal, you can remove your antenna and use any frequency you want.

Also, I asked the dealer I go to for an antenna plug and they gave me one, no charge.

Okay, I have a 2000 Honda Accord with the antenna built in the rear window. Where would I remove the antenna from? Would it be located in the trunk of the car? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff. Thanks.
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It's been mentioned elsewhere, but if you don't mind killing your FM signal, you can remove your antenna and use any frequency you want.

Also, I asked the dealer I go to for an antenna plug and they gave me one, no charge.
Living in the NYC area (Long Island) finding an unused freq is a problem. I unscrewed the antenna mast and plugged the opening...I'm not going back, so I don't need the antenna!
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Okay, I have a 2000 Honda Accord with the antenna built in the rear window. Where would I remove the antenna from? Would it be located in the trunk of the car? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff. Thanks.
Your best bet would be to unplug the antenna cable from the back of the Head Unit. Thick black cable, you may be able to access it from behind the glove box, although i'm not familiar with the honda layout. I bet you could find the easy way to get to it on a honda enthusiast site...
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wouldn't it be easier to use a wired fm modulator? that way you won't have to remove the antenna and you could still listen to fm radio if you wanted to (not that you ever would)
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dude...that site help a bunch...nice.
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wouldn't it be easier to use a wired fm modulator? that way you won't have to remove the antenna and you could still listen to fm radio if you wanted to (not that you ever would)
Ack - listen to FM? I did that last month in a rental car in Florida, what dreck!

Actually, since my car radio doesn't have an input on the front and my old Xact isn't a plug & play unit, I would have to buy the wired modulator ($60-70 or so?) then tear apart the dash to get to the back of the radio to hook it up.

I don't have a problem with sound quality, and removing the antenna cost about 50 cents in parts at the local hardware store (the right sized bolt to plug the hole, and a plastic cap). The only thing I have a problem with is listening to the Mets on scratchy AM...I guess Sirius isn't going to have MLB anytime soon, are they?
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