Visteon HD reception woes
EDIT: PROBLEM SOLVED!
The problem was using the aftermarket antenna. When moving to the oem antenna from the dealer, the issue was resolved. Mitch resolved the issue in 1 hour. You da man!
So i have the Visteon HD radio installed and using Mitch's cable (which is awesome and cheap to boot!), the thing is i have reception dropout every few seconds. It will be fill strength HD, then analog crap, then HD, then crap. It goes back and forth every 5-10 seconds. The reason could be a multitude of things; shoddy antenna, bad reception area, bad visteon box, etc.. So i wanted to ping the forum to see if anyone else has come across this issue?
I have not performed the ground fix for the visteon box, but i dont think that fix was geared toward my issue.
The reception when it works, shows full signal strength on the interface software, so i dont believe that reception in my area (northwest Houston) is shoddy.
I have an aftermarket "Euro" type antenna to match the look of my vehicle ( '02 Hyundai Elantra GT), it is half-height antenna with a rubber casing that i purchased off ebay some time ago. I am tempted to believe that this might be part of the problem.
The Visteon box is using the same ground as the lilliput stereo/screen (gl701).
Any ideas? I appreciate it :)
Problems with HD reception
HD Radio suffers from dropouts, interference, poor reception, and the HD2/HD3 channels have no analog backups. There is a nasty delay, as the HD channels are acquired. This system has been in development for more than 10 years, so don't count on any of this getting fixed. The 10db power increase, being talked about for FM-HD, if approved, will require replacement of all of the broadcasters' HD hardware, so it isn't going to happen. HD radio is nothing but a farce: