I have a 04 Ram Q cab with just the standard radio. I am in CT, and the
area is rather hilly. But..... some of the stations that formerly were
received well in my other trucks are full of static. Would a longer antenae
mast cause the reception to get getter or is it just a lower quality radio?
Yes to the low sensitivity. I do not know about the quality. However, I had
an additional problem as well. In Europe they use a 9khz station spacing
boudary and in North America, a 10 khz station boundary exists. What this
means is that some stations will not fine tune electronically as the fine
tuning frequency adjustment range is less than the boundary difference. Most
aftermarket radios have a switch that you set manually depending on your
location. However, Chrysler has a range of radios that are sold in Europe
that work automatically wherever they are. I changed mine out and the
replacement is plug, size and color interchangable. My new radio is AM, FM,
LW, CD and Cassette and is a factory radio. It works very, very well. I do
not have the RB (option code), but I could get it, if somebody wants it.
No, I bought an '04 3500 Dually in Wisconsin and shipped it to Germany. So
it was my problem. I went to a Chrysler dealer and he made me the deal cash,
no tax, under the table. I also wanted a factory radio. I am pretty sure he
has another. These come standard from Chrysler and the new owners swap them
out for aftermarket units. He ends up with the original radios which he
sells to people like me. I paid 400 Euros.
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