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Craven Bullet Antenna Reception has decreased over time

Discussion in 'Craven Speed' started by NJStangersJonathan, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. NJStangersJonathan

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    First off, I'd like to stay that I am a big fan of it from the moment I installed it about 27k miles ago but for the last few months...my radio reception has really decreased even around or when driving through the city. I constantly find myself adjusting the antenna screw which improves the quality of the reception.

    My suggestion would be to provide a long screw as a replacement as I feel it may fix the reception issue somewhat...anyone else notice this?
     
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    There's a radio in our Raptors? I prefer the natural sounds of a 6.2L v8 with aftermarket exhaust.
     
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    Believe me I do too but the lady loves the radio sometimes....mine's pretty loud with the Kooks Headers
     
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    I haven't noticed any change in mine yet but I'm not much help with it's limited use.
     
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    My 50 cal. bullet antenna has been in my glove box ever since I installed my HID lights. I don't know if I messed up the wiring or something, but whenever the lights are on I have a ton of electrical interference. I've tried installing ferret magnets on all the wires near the lights and added additional grounds, to the frame. I plan to 're do all the ground wires directly to the battery. I'm running out of ideas.
     
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    Hmmm.. I almost never use FM or AM with mine. But the rare times I have used it I found no difference. Its been on for two years
     
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    I only use Sirius in my truck, and I've never had any issues at all... even in overhead tree coverage or areas of cliff faces.
     
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    While I can attest to reduced reception with any of the shortened antennas, it is odd that you have noticed a decrease in reception over time. Did you purchase this through us or direct from Craven?


     
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    Directly through craven and I really believe it has to do with the length of the mounting screw. If i set it just right I get decent reception but not as good as when I bought it.
     
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    Interesting. I'm not sure how often they visit here but I will shoot Kellen an email with a link to this thread.

    Nvm. He has posted recently in the charity thread for their dipstick giveaway.
    @[email protected]


     
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