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Old 11-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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AM radio

I really like listening to the game and talk radio while munching the miles. Im looking for a decent inexpensive way to
get AM on my bike. Something that actually works and get reception. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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I don't know what you call inexpensive, but the Xm- sirius I have is the shit, I don't have it on the bike, I could run it through my GPS though, But I do take it with me everywhere else, it is nice where ever you go the same talk show's, game days, and I really like the old time radio shows which I find amazing from the 30's 40's & 50's are always there, and you can look up on the E-net the list of what is coming up...
hope this helps,

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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What kind of GPS are you using?
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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Garmin 665, I think there are a few different, makes, models, out there that do the same thing..
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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This is a good little am/fm/weather radio that runs on a single AAA battery. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+P...ontent=Default
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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I have that little Sony and use it as a back up. I think it needs an external antenna of some sort. It is easy for the signal to come and go.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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It has a built in ferrite antenna for am.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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I'm addicted to AM radio (Radio National here in Oz) and like to camp in the mountains, where AM is often hard to get. I recently bought a radio with PLL technology (that's Phase Locked Loop). It is digitally tuned and locks onto a station so you don't get the drifting in and out. Haven't used it while riding, but highly recommend it for night-time listening. Just google 'PLL AM radio'.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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I carry this little radio with me wherever I go:

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/shortwa...radio-swp.aspx

My only complaint is the digitally 'stepped' volume control. Sometimes it's either too loud or too quiet.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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I have that Sony Walkman as well. It's a very good little pocket radio. Only thing I used to notice about it was that FM station reception was fairly easily blocked by my body (used to use it walking, jogging, and biking). That's mainly a consequence of having the headphone cord being the 'antenna' for FM. AM it was great, and similarly position/orientation sensitive as any AM radio is. When I listen to AM, it's to very far-away stations at night, as often as not.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:27 AM   #11
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dirt cheap but great little thing to slip in a pocket, 2 x AAA, no speaker though:
coby cx90 radio

I just wished it had more power output because I wear plugs and need traffic report while coming in on the highway at 120kph...
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #12
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Been quite happy with my sony srf-59, mainly use it for fm. Cheep, decent sound & reception, good life outta 1 aa batt. Analog, no prob to adj with gloves on.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:38 AM   #13
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I'm adding my Sirius tuner to my bike too so my wife and I can listen while riding along with our sena headsets.

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #14
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+1 Great little pocket sized radio with PLL so it doesn't drift. Battery life on 2 AA batteries is amazing. Haven't tried it while riding though.

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I carry this little radio with me wherever I go:

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/shortwa...radio-swp.aspx

My only complaint is the digitally 'stepped' volume control. Sometimes it's either too loud or too quiet.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #15
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Ive heard radios on bikes need special wiring. I figured to wire to a lighting circuit. Is it just a filter?
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