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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Antenna reception in the mountains

I have had a hell of a time with antennas. I live in the mountains and the Charger spoiler I have hits the stock antenna. So I tried one of those 4" Carbon Fiber antennas... down to almost no reception. I then looked at the hidden antennas and tried a "Tune-Trapper". A little better, but nowhere near as good as the stock antenna. If I get a FM booster, I'll just amplify the noise in the amps, so I'm looking for someone who's had some luck getting better reception in the mountains

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Sorry but it's the mountains. :( I have the same issue. Have you tried a windshield mounted one or this.

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Sorry but it's the mountains. :( I have the same issue. Have you tried the stock one that is in the rear windshield?
I thought the rear window in Intrepids didn't have the antenna grid - or do they and they just are not used in lieu of a rod antenna?
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I thought the rear window in Intrepids didn't have the antenna grid - or do they and they just are not used in lieu of a rod antenna?
Here is a link to How-to use the Intrepid rear refrost as an antenna:
https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/showthread.php?t=198482
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Do you have a smartphone? The radio stations you listen to on any of the online streaming providers on either android or iphone market?
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Best antennea? Satellite, any other is just line of sight, and mountains (especially Iron containing) are problematic. Clouds can reflect FM signal but are unreliable. lol
Even satellite can have problems in gullies and deep valleys. The reason that satellite is so successful is that there really is no cure for FM in hills or longer distances that I know of.
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Best antennea? Satellite, any other is just line of sight, and mountains (especially Iron containing) are problematic. Clouds can reflect FM signal but are unreliable. lol
Even satellite can have problems in gullies and deep valleys. The reason that satellite is so successful is that there really is no cure for FM in hills or longer distances that I know of.
Where Dave and I are, satellite is problematic depending on which road you're on - with hills that shoot straight up and block the line of sight. In other areas, thick canopy of trees is the problem.
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where dave and i are, satellite is problematic depending on which road you're on - with hills that shoot straight up and block the line of sight. In other areas, thick canopy of trees is the problem.
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when I went to NC,, did quite a bit of mountain driving,, the X-M was giving me fits,, no problem with the regular FM,, so maybe the rear window antenna is one answer,
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