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Old 06-05-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Boat radio

I have the original 1997 FM/cassette player and am buying a new Boss one to go with the Boss speakers i just bought. Im not after any amazing sound as my sound money is all spent on the home system (trying to get over 100 DB at 21Hz from a boat is a waste of my money)

With the old radio i have a get an interference, it sounds like a quiet version of the warning alarm. Could this just be that the radio is so old, and where is the arial hidden on a 1997 17' maxum? Could that need an update too?

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Old 06-06-2011, 03:12 AM   #2

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that's a big irritant to me....these boat radios all suck in the reception dept...mine won't even pull in a radio station if I were standing on the danged for an antenna...even in my bayliner I can't find the stoopid thing....there are some things you can do to illeviate is get a separate FM antenna and mount it...the other is tie into the vhf radio antenna....

the whine your hearing is usually due to RF energy being generated from the engine plug wires, altenator, plugs....those are the only 3 things that can cause that whine....resistive plugs and wires will eliminate that in 90% of the cases....every once in awhile an alt. will be bad and that will cause a whine thru the FM radio.....


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Old 06-06-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Ill fit the new radio and see how it goes, i would rather listen to the radio than cd's or mp3's. May end up recording podcasts although its nice to have real time news and weather
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