Refer http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7706 Quote from "Ziny": Here's an idea which I tried on my Creative Zen Microphoto to improve the radio reception.
This method should help any mp3 player which uses the headphone cable as an FM radio antenna.
1) Connect a 2 into 1 stereo jack into the player.
2) Connect a stereo extension cable into one of the two plugs. I use a 2 meter cable for this purpose. I leave the other end of this extension cable bare (unused).
Note: A shielded coaxial cable is NOT recommended.
3) Connect your headphones into the second stereo plug, leading directly from the player.
This method improves reception whilst not using any more power. I know that autoscan picks up more stations using this method so I know the antenna is more sensitive. Spurious interference noise is also reduced.
It seems paradoxical that the better the signal to noise ratio is, of the player, the more noticeable the extra noise is!
The microphoto makes an excellent radio and is fantastic when picking up a clean stereo signal. I think it actually shows which radio stations have the best quality transmitting equipment.
Of course there is room for improvement in sound quality reception, but I am happy with the improvement made so far.
Thanks PS. With respect to the 2 into 1 stereo connector (splitter), get one with gold or nickel type non-corroding fittings. Brass type fittings will oxidise and increase contact resistance at the connections, reducing antenna effectiveness over time. Thanks.
The iHome is great, the sound quality is very good for a clock radio and it comes with a remote.
if your window is down you cant get good radio network so if you have your window open you can pick up radio signal!
The ihome ip1 has great bass with subwoofers and is cheap
All MP3 player's (the ones that get radio reception) should get the same reception. It all depends on where your located. If your in a tunnel, your probably going to horrible, if any connection. If your in a field, your probably going to get good reception, regardless of your device.
It's received good reviews and I have one and it's not too annoying - the radio reception is a little weak, but at least it does have a radio!
a good about radio is that it is not expensive,and the bad thing is nothing
Satellite radios tend to get excellent reception in the United States and Canada. Unlike local radio stations, you can go great distances, and still have the same reception for the whole drive.
There are several kinds of Uniden marine radios, but all of them seem to get pretty good reception. They are generally reviewed very highly by their customers.
Check the antenna connections. If that doesn't help, it may be a bad tuner.
check your grounds both the primary ground to the radio as well as the speaker grounds. also check to see how the unit is powered...if it is spliced off of another component ie. the wipers or the cig lighter it will cause interferance
A loose wire in the speaker system would cause the music on the radio to break up in a 92 Lexus. The music will also break up if you do not have very good radio reception where you are at.
Best thing is an EVP
His reception was that he was good by cleaning his room when he was at amandas home
Yes. This is why you will have good radio reception in one room and poor reception in another. Radio waves (like all electromagnetic waves) travel in straight lines and anything that is large enough to act as an obstacle will affect reception and can, ultimately, stop them entirely. There is another way of stopping radio waves as well: By using a wave that is the mirror opposite (if you generate a wave that has a trough where the other peaks and vice versa) you create destructive interference and can actually neutralize the wave. This is the principal that sound/noise cancelling headphones operate on.
get a good t.v. :)
The Sony ICF Clock Radio runs in the $50 to $60 range depending on where you purchase it. If you're looking for something even cheaper, the COBY CSMP120 Clock Radio is available at Amazon.com for about $30.
On older radios there was a "trim" adjustment. Don't know if newer ones still have this. At the rear of the radio next to where the antenna plugs in is a little screw Set the radio to a weaker station around 1400 and adjust this screw until radio reception is best at this location and that should allow other stations to come in. Good luck
They are bad for the people on the planet Earth that want to listen to radio, watch TV, or communicate, since sunspot activity interferes with RF transmission and reception.
Well, if you have an iHome, its pretty simple. Just put iPod in the dock, push the home button on the iPod and the sleep/wake button on the iHome. Wait until the apple logo appears. Then, you should be good to go.
I cannot admit if the radio is a good thing or bad thing but here are some ideas: Radios can cause radiation poisoning and cancer from radiation, radios helps us communicate faster and receive signals faster and they cannot prevent communication errors from happening. BY: Cloverine
A good material for an antenna is copper wire. For perfect reception, the antenna should be cut to a length determined by the frequency you want to receive. length = 468/frequency in megahertz.
maybe the signal is not good in your room. try this radio recorder, it can record the radio programs and save it to mp3, m4a, aac, wma, mav, ogg ,ape--also it can create and manage your own "Favorites" radio list.with its help, you can enjoy the radio at anytime and anywhere now. http://www.download-streaming-video.com/radio-recorder/
In general it's better not to have thick trees between the antenna and the satellites,but if you install it correctly it should give you good home reception.
YES! They work wonders! They are amazing high deftion speakers just for a low price