AM radio station static
Asked by Wayne
As an avid listener of Paul Gover on 3AW, I find the reception to AM radio stations is deteriorating, with increased static. Could it be my car, an SS Holden ute? Is there anything I can do to my car to increase sound quality? I have a functioning manufacturer supplied aerial that is in good working order.
Answered by CarsGuide22 Mar 2013
The main reason is the lack of repeater stations we have, if we had more the reception would be better. Poor receptions can also be caused by interference from overhead power lines, tramlines and the like that you get in the city and inner suburbs. It can be usually improved by fitting an aftermarket amplified antenna, but the VE already has an amplified antenna and is one that isn't often affected. You could fit a better quality amplified antenna, but that would entail fitting another radio and it's starting to get expensive. You could also look at getting a digital radio module and connecting that to your radio through the auxiliary connection, which would improve your AM reception and give you digital radio at the same time.
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