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    Yea, thanks for keeping this thread updated and thanks for taking the time to specify your products since you are the only one that has gotten their radi extreme to work properly.

    I looked through the parts and even looked them up on the radioshack website and i am still unclear on how this all goes together. I am mainly concerned with how to hook up the Radio Xtreme. Since you are the only one who has goten this to work do you think that you could take some time to explain how everything is hooked up in greater detail.

    I dont mean to sound ungrateful with what you have guven us already but I think that you are holding the keys to all of the doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    Yea, thanks for keeping this thread updated and thanks for taking the time to specify your products since you are the only one that has gotten their radi extreme to work properly.

    I looked through the parts and even looked them up on the radioshack website and i am still unclear on how this all goes together. I am mainly concerned with how to hook up the Radio Xtreme. Since you are the only one who has goten this to work do you think that you could take some time to explain how everything is hooked up in greater detail.

    I dont mean to sound ungrateful with what you have guven us already but I think that you are holding the keys to all of the doors.

    Thanks
    First let me say I am still working on getting the perfectly clear sound. I have found the real, real strong channels come in fine. Weaker channels that I could get with the head unit don't come in at all, or have a lot of static. The guys at Radio Shack seem to think there is a difference between the auto/fm amp, and the tv/fm amp they offer. I put the 30db Radio Shack amp on, and while it is not perfect yet, the channels came in better and were able to be picked up further away. TV reception was greatly improved (I use the car antenna for both tv reception and the fm radio). Still gonna go over to a car audio shop today and get a 12v auto fm amp. I'll post what happens later tonight. I will also take some pics on how the whole thing is connected up with an explaination of what I've done so you can "see" it.

    One thing I thought about last night was that I am using a wireless mouse/keyboard, and an ATI All in Wonder remote. Both of these operate on RF. Now I am wondering if part of the static I am getting is a result of the other RF devices in the car. Gonna unplug them and see what happens.

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    Awesome... Some pics would be great. Also post a link or list the product name that you get from the auto store.

    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    Awesome... Some pics would be great. Also post a link or list the product name that you get from the auto store.

    Thanks again
    OK,here is the link for pictures of all the antennas I have tried. Have a couple more to work with tomorrow and Saturday. Go to http://68.77.191.217/antennas.htm and you can see the pics. Hope these help. As soon as I get something that works the way it should, I'' let ya know.

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    Thats great. Good link and thanks for posting the pics. I have a visual of how things hook up. I hope you find a solution that is at par with the head unit. Another thing to mention is even if we can't get the radio xtreme to work with these antennas then maybe the Wintv will work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    Thats great. Good link and thanks for posting the pics. I have a visual of how things hook up. I hope you find a solution that is at par with the head unit. Another thing to mention is even if we can't get the radio xtreme to work with these antennas then maybe the Wintv will work better.
    Just gotta keep trying stuff till we hit the right combo. I WILL GET THIS WORKING RIGHT !!!! Hopefully a couple of the additional antenna solutions will work. But then, maybe its the Radio Extreme. Hope not.

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    so what's the voltage of this stuff going in, power wise. i'm wondering if you can get away with just using 12v stuff, or something close, instead of using an inverter to power this. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dim-8
    so what's the voltage of this stuff going in, power wise. i'm wondering if you can get away with just using 12v stuff, or something close, instead of using an inverter to power this. thanks
    Both of the amps were ac powered. Have to use an inverter.

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    Keep up the good work. Thats unfortunate that an inverter must be used. Oh well. As long as you get it working right that is acceptional.
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    I don't see why you would have to use an inverter.... The 10db one I saw out radio shack just used an AC/DC converter.. The output of the converter was 12V at 200mA... You could just hook that into a 12V power source in your car and you would prolly be fine... Or hook it into regulated 12V from your Opus... I don't think that it would damage those amplifiers with unregulated 12V, but I could be wrong... I know the draw is very little only 200mA...
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