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Unread 12-10-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Radio in my golf cart

Installed an aftermarket car radio in my electric golf cart. Used an automotive FM antenna which I hid underneath the front of the cart. Not getting good reception on FM and nothing on AM. Wondering if someone has tried the same thing and had the same problem.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 05:20 PM   #2
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The ant has to have metal ground to reflect from.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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Does it never have reception, or just when moving? I have heard that the electric motor can cause interference.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 08:56 PM   #4
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You might be best off to accomplish this feat with a smart phone and a Blue Tooth speaker. These things portable real well. And so then can be transferred into almost anything else as well.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 09:02 PM   #5
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i use a cheep Amplified Stereo AM FM Radio Antenna 12V

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Unread 12-11-2015, 03:50 PM   #6
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It picks up only the strong local stations on FM but nothing but static on AM.
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Unread 12-11-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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Do the amplified work okay...can you get AM stations?
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Unread 12-11-2015, 04:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Radio in my golf cart

When I got my cart, the prior owner wire the antenna wire to the rt front bolt for the roof support. It's all hidden under the front cowl. So I guess it's grounded or he was using the roof support as the actual antenna. I get good FM reception and have never tried AM. There is no other antenna mounted anywhere else on the cart.
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Unread 12-11-2015, 06:22 PM   #9
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Do the amplified work okay...can you get AM stations?
yes i get am stations , works great, get same stations as my jeep
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Unread 12-11-2015, 06:26 PM   #10
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Best way to Get Good AM Radio Reception in a Golf Cart

http://blog.chinagolfcarts.com/?p=1680

Not an endorsement, just googled it

Getting good AM radio reception in a golf cart can be a tall order, since golf carts are typically run on electric batteries, and AM radios suffer from interference issues from most things electric. That said, there are a few ways to improve the quality of the AM reception in your golf cart. The good news is that buying a new radio is the last resort, since a good radio is likely to have the same problems as a cheap one.
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