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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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    Thank I will in the morning.
     
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    Try cleaning the threads on the bolt with a wire brush.
     
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    Yup I did that a few times thinking it would help. The screws still look new as the truck is garaged
     
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    Mines never worked that great but I rarely listen to AM/FM.
     
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    seemed like after my fenders were installed there was slight static but nothing crazy and only with certain stations. i had maybe 1 or two light bars prior to the fenders, have since added a few more plus an additional relay setup, reception went straight to hell after that...ended up with sirius, don't see myself going back to regular radio any time soon.
     
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    It's pretty odd to hear it degrade over time. An issue with length could be solved by removing the thread from the bullet. I would even send you a new one if you like.

    Take the thread out and then put it into the truck first, then put the bullet onto the thread by hand, maybe that will help.

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    I remember that. I was thinking, what about a rubber insulator to keep the Bullet from touching the body of the truck when it is screwed down?
     
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    Thank you, I appreciate that. By any chance do you know the exact size of the screw that is used? I was debating trying a longer one if not maybe an insulator.
     
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    I can get a longer one for you, how long do you want to to be exactly? The stud should extend almost exactly the length of the stock Antenna already?
     
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    Sirus is usually different because it's connected via satellites. So reception is easy to grab.

    FM quality overall is spotty with my .50cal, but I have not noticed a decrease over the 6mos I've had it and I use it daily. Also wasn't aware of the screw adjustments so thank you!
     
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    Put the 50 cal on the pay it forward thread? Lol
    On a serious note, if not using interested in selling it?
     

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