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Old 03 August 2012, 09:25   #11
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don't worry with an aerial, use your smart phone to get internet radio. Just connect an amp to the earphone socket and away you go.
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How's about an mp3 type player with built in radio? You could run this though an amp using the headphone lead as the aerial.
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I just got a splitter so I'm using my 8ft. VHF antenna for both VHF & AM/FM.

$34

http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...litter&i=91524
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How's about an mp3 type player with built in radio? You could run this though an amp using the headphone lead as the aerial.
I got one of these ;

200 Series Marine Stereo (MS-RA200) | FUSION Electronics

and cant rate it highly enough for such a small unit - even gets decent VHF reception on with my halfords aerial !

I think that they even do a cheaper simpler version now too;

50 Series Marine Stereo (MS-RA50) | FUSION Electronics

that can run 2 speakers instead of 4 ...
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I got one of these ;

200 Series Marine Stereo (MS-RA200) | FUSION Electronics

and cant rate it highly enough for such a small unit - even gets decent VHF reception on with my halfords aerial !

I think that they even do a cheaper simpler version now too;

50 Series Marine Stereo (MS-RA50) | FUSION Electronics

that can run 2 speakers instead of 4 ...
I have to say I like the simplicity of a unit mounted in the console rather than all that voo doo, black magic MP3 stuff!!. I think it must be an age thing.

Next thing you know they will be inventing telephones that dont need wires!!
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I just got a splitter so I'm using my 8ft. VHF antenna for both VHF & AM/FM.

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Gander Mountain® > Pacific Aerials VHF/AM/FM Broadcast Band Splitter
So pushing 25watts into your am/fm radio when you transmit on vhf does not damage it ????
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So pushing 25watts into your am/fm radio when you transmit on vhf does not damage it ????
P7101 VHF/AM/FM Broadcast Band Splitter

"VHF/AM/FM broadcast band splitter: Supplied complete with VHF and car radio plugs. The splitter used the VHF antenna to provide AM/FM reception, without degrading the performance of the antenna at VHF frequencies."

http://www.pacificaerials.co.nz/site...101%20Spec.pdf

I think that I'm using it as designed!
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So pushing 25watts into your am/fm radio when you transmit on vhf does not damage it ????
No! That's what the splitter is for. Stops that happening.

On the aerial front I added a second VHF antenna which works fine and also means I now have a spare in an emergency. I did try the Halfords method but the reception was not as good as the VHF.

Point to note with the Fusion kit, make sure the tuner is set to European not USA. It seems to pull in far more stations that way.

Frankly just about any old bit of wire does a reasonable job.
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I just got a splitter so I'm using my 8ft. VHF antenna for both VHF & AM/FM.

$34

Gander Mountain® > Pacific Aerials VHF/AM/FM Broadcast Band Splitter
that's exactly what i use to get around this problem, works great as you say.
Got mine from Force 4 for slightly less than £30 although they will price match other people.

Pacific Aerials VHF/AM-FM Splitter - Only £29.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
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Or £23.50 from here:

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