Gtir Motorsport club

Welcome to the largest Nissan Pulsar & Sunny GTI-R Forum. Masses of info, friendly members, cars for sale, lots of spares. Best forum on the net by far. Everything your gtir needs is here.


You are not connected. Please login or register

Gtir Motorsport club » General Discusion » Gtir related Discussion » terrible radio reception

terrible radio reception

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 terrible radio reception on 2nd November 2016, 11:08 pm

mc_hawkings24


Radio reception is terrible and i don't have the original aerial mast anymore but i have tried 3 masts now so it can't be a mast fault. Anyone know if the aerial base is a 12v powered version without taking the roof lining down to check. Thinking possibly if it's powered i haven't connected the feed into the radio loom.

2 Re: terrible radio reception on 2nd November 2016, 11:25 pm

nomad

avatar
Admin
Admin
Tried something like this ??? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112150565952


_________________
"Official post whore" and all round superhero....

3 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 8:12 am

johnboy

avatar

Definitely not a powered base.
Try checking continuity of the coax - particularly that it's earthed at the aerial end.

4 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 8:28 am

gtir_woody

avatar
moderator
moderator
I'm no expert but if all else fails maybe its the head unit or the antenna wiring, if its worn or corroded. Can other wiring that has been installed also affect the signal?

5 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 2:09 pm

mc_hawkings24


Had a look at that one nomad but it's smb connector. Would need a coaxial one as i'm still living in the dark ages hehe.

I've only ever had the radio on an amplifier so not sure what it would be like without. I do have another radio in my sunny i could try at the weekend. I did after alot of looking buy one of those inline powered coaxial looms if it wasn't a powered base as it was only a few quid see what that does but it is annoying.

Does anyone know if the standard aerial base has any funny hole shapes if i was to try and fit another replacement aerial if all else fails

Thanks guys

6 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 6:41 pm

nomad

avatar
Admin
Admin
Sorry i didnt realise it was for a dab radio  but  same  thing for the older   wich was what i meant the link to be ... Rolling Eyes   mine was just a round hole but not sure mine is stock ariel


_________________
"Official post whore" and all round superhero....

7 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 10:03 pm

mc_hawkings24


@nomad wrote:Sorry i didnt realise it was for a dab radio  but  same  thing for the older   wich was what i meant the link to be ... Rolling Eyes   mine was just a round hole but not sure mine is stock ariel

I'll let you into alittle secret...i saw your link and bought it without really looking...wanna buy a dab aerial? Surprised

8 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 10:16 pm

johnny gtir

avatar
moderator
moderator
@mc_hawkings24 wrote:Radio reception is terrible and i don't have the original aerial mast anymore but i have tried 3 masts now so it can't be a mast fault. Anyone know if the aerial base is a 12v powered version without taking the roof lining down to check. Thinking possibly if it's powered i haven't connected the feed into the radio loom.

Don't think it's powered my Rs all been ok but one of the ones I have at the min is crap reception so I fitted this and it's still crap. Yet these have worked fine in 2 other Rs. Never looked into it fully but agree it's annoying I get reception in places but it's shit

9 Re: terrible radio reception on 3rd November 2016, 10:17 pm

johnny gtir

avatar
moderator
moderator
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/122068186915?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=35959456040&rlsatarget=pla-259671784306&adtype=pla&poi=&googleloc=9046753&device=m&campaignid=661151662&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D138722153454_563391%2526itemid%253D122068186915%2526targetid%253D259671784306%2526device%253Dm%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f122068186915%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9046753%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D661151662%2526adgroupid%253D35959456040%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-259671784306%2526gclid%253DCP2Bld7OjdACFVIW0wod-VIMOw%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1118794479206

10 Re: terrible radio reception on 6th November 2016, 12:50 pm

mc_hawkings24


I taped up the ground on the coaxial until i get a meter on it. Works better now but alittle crackle from no ground, if i turn the the ignition off there's no crackle so needs a good ground.

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum