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    AM Radio Reception

    My 2008 Roadster has a JVC KD-NX5000 Nav unit. The AM radio reception is almost worthless! All I want to do is listen to the local news on the AM radio. I saw someone mentioned an aentenna booster that Tesla has installed on some cars. Even with the booster, one owner said the reception wasn't great. Has anyone found a way to get good AM reception?
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    ...switch to FM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pantera Dude View Post
    Has anyone found a way to get good AM reception?
    Nope. Stopped using AM in the early seventies. Stopped using FM in the mid seventies.
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    Ah, a wise guy! (Curly of the Three Stooges) I don't know about up there, but unfortunately down here in Los Angeles the only 24 hour news station is on AM. I plan to use the new car as much as possible as my daily driver. It's going to be a disappointment if I can't get decent AM. The static seems to be the worst during regen. If we can put a man on the moon, there must be a way to fix this?



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    ...switch to FM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pantera Dude View Post
    Ah, a wise guy! (Curly of the Three Stooges) I don't know about up there, but unfortunately down here in Los Angeles the only 24 hour news station is on AM. I plan to use the new car as much as possible as my daily driver. It's going to be a disappointment if I can't get decent AM. The static seems to be the worst during regen. If we can put a man on the moon, there must be a way to fix this?
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    Internet radio is always on
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    It might be possible to simply relocate the antenna...? I know the key fob antenna originally had horrible positioning in my Roadster, and simply relocating it had a huge effect on range.
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    AM will not work with that JVC unit. I use stitcher on iPhone and it's a better way to listen to news. You can start from begging of stories, rewind, forward, and pause and resume where you left off. I did the double din upgrade to Alpine unit + antenna upgrade and AM works. However, I still use Sticher for news.

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    Thank you guys! How about Sirius or XM? I assume they have reception just like FM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pantera Dude View Post
    Thank you guys! How about Sirius or XM? I assume they have reception just like FM?
    Apparently, they are not what they once were, though they might be okay for news.
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