AM stereo radios

My '92 Grand Marquis and my '96 Mark VIII radios can receive at least two stereo radio stations from Dallas which is about 180 miles away. How many other radios in Fords can receive AM stereo?
Stan K.
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Mine if I put an AM radio on each side of the dash.... : )
On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 20:51:04 -0600, Stan Kasperski

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That was a good one. Put a little phase separation between the two and it probably would sound like a standard AM stereo. My 96 Cobra has it. (Of course a mini-disc player was an option that year too.) I honestly don't think my 2002 Explorer has it but don't quote me on that. What a joke this was. It was doomed from the beginning. Multiple standards, fidelity little better than AM. After listening, you kinda ask: What was the point? I find my 96 Cobra AM stereo best used for enjoying lightning flashes. It adds a nice spatial quality to your ordinary lightning crash.
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My Dodge Durango had AM stereo, on a radio so cheap that it was hard to tell that the FM was stereo. KCBS-740, "All News, All The Time" is in stereo, according to the little indicator... the fact that it is almost exclusively one person talking makes that a questionable feature.
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Ahhhh, a good graphic equalizer and a reverb!!!!!!!
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com says...

Back before Motorola's format became the 'official' one, one of the formats would actually work with two radios. The Kahn-Hazeltine system used the upper and lower sidebands to carry the two channels. If you tuned one radio a bit high, and the other a bit low, you would get some stereo.
AM stereo was the worst result of 'let the market decide'. Not only were there several formats, some also shared the pilot signal, which told the radio that a signal was in stereo. I have a Sony multi-standard AM stereo radio, and it has a switch to choose between some of the formats.
When it came time for TV stereo, they learned their lesson. Several companies banded together to come up with one standard, and the government mandated that only that format could use that particular pilot signal.
There's an AM Stereo website here: http://www.geocities.com/amstereo2001 /
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Well. it looks like they are confused again.... HDTV, CD/DVD recording.... and then throw in non-agreement with the government as to what it's legal to record for personal use because it's "new" technology when all they really need to do is add it to the decision made decades ago.
Personally, I miss my old 8-track I had in the car.... the one that in the middle of a song went ka-CUNK!
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The Ka-Cunk! Thats funny. And back then we didn't think anything of it. Or at least I didn't. I had a cheap home deck which had the head not exactly on track-center and you could hear the adjacent track in the background. I think there was a screw adjuster on the head to align it correctly. Try that with your Ipod! Thanks to Andy for that AM stereo site. That was quite interesting.
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Even back then (1970-71) the Teac reel to reel I brought back from "Nam had an 8-track in the side, and since I bought tapes for it, I bought a player for the car (65 Mustang FB). At home or on the road, depending on which tape, some would have the ka-chunk because some tunes were too long to fit the space and had to overlap. Thank God for cassettes, and CDs, and now..... well, I'm still with CDs.... LOL
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to know how to operate an 8-track!
8 tracks (at home or in car,) required a matchbook with a set number of matches left inside, (usually in the 4 to 8 range) folded in half, and inserted beneath the 8-track tape to keep it from dragging. (does nothing for the middle of song changeover though..) Chuck
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you lost me there.... the tapes didn't drag. The music sounded fine for the era (back in the days or free FM stereo broadcast from (usually) universities). But every set I ever used had the ka-chunk just from the heads switching to the next partition.

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