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AM/FM radio
« on: June 27, 2009, 11:18:19 AM »
I have a couple questions about the use of original '69 AM/FM radios. I understand they were only installed with a front fender antenna, presumably for good reception. I have the RPO U73 rear antenna on my car and was wondering if a booster is available to make this setup work, if indeed it would. Was it just a problem with distant or all reception that prevented this combination?

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I've owned three Camaros, '67 RS 327 convertible, '69 RS 350 coupe and a '73 Type LT 350 coupe with split bumper.

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 03:33:26 PM »
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Hasn't anyone with the U37 rear antenna ever attempted to switch to a '69 AM/FM radio?
Just wondering if it would work as is and if not is there any way to make it work?
If reception wasn't a problem was there another reason why this combo wasn't offered?

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 10:17:56 PM »
I guess I'm the only one curious about using a '69 AM/FM radio with a rear antenna. ???


Can anyone suggest a site with 60's radio knowledge?



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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 10:23:41 PM »
I've used the rear antenna with a am/fm & it works fine...Joe

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 10:31:53 PM »
Thanks Joe, it was getting a little lonely on this thread. :(

Welcome!!!!!

Is your AM/FM radio a new aftermarket item or an original offered in the 60's? I've got a chance to buy a '69 Camaro AM/FM radio but don't want to get stuck with lousy reception.


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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 10:16:27 PM »
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It's just the stock am/fm...Joe

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 12:49:09 AM »
That's good to hear Joe. The stock AM/FM is still for sale and not too $$$ so I'll give it a try.

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 02:23:27 PM »
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I'm trying to get aquainted with this web site...joe

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Re: AM/FM radio
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 06:02:28 PM »
No problem, I'm relatively new here also. There is a lot of great info to discover here and many helpful people to learn from. Enjoy yourself!

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