Stubby Honda Antenna: Do they work well?

Hi there
Quick question for those of you who actually have a short, stubby antenna (as those seen on the MDX and the Civic SI (or SiR in Canada). Do they work well? No static or anything in FM
reception? Thanks!
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The antenna is for a Sat/Nav system and really has nothing to do with the AM/FM stereo system. The Radio antenna is in the back window.

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Oh, thanks. I did not know that. But surely, the civic does not have navi or sat? All late model Si (SiR) has this little antenna...
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Could be Satellite Radio. They are really small.

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The advantage of FM over AM is that FM does not have static....

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No, but a weak stereo signal will have audio "snow" or hiss.
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Matt Ion wrote:

IOW, static.
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To be excruciatingly technical, "static" usually means interference on an AM signal. The FM has hiss because the receiver generates more noise than the atmospheric noise level. A quality preamplifier will help hiss, but only proper antenna grounding and suppression of noise sources will help static.
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