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    Directed HD FM Tuner - Nothing but static all of a sudden!

    Hey all.

    I had my Directed HD working fine in both Centrafuse and the independant HD Radio application. I could get RDS stations and all.
    Then, all of a sudden, I get nothing but static. Although, the only thing that changed was me working with the laptop in the base of my trunk, and then moving it to the mount I made on my backboard.

    The laptop (incarpc) is definitely seeing, and connecting to the Directed HD unit fine, but there is just static!
    The only thing that I can think of is that all of a sudden the amplifier for the aerial (the aerial is part of my rear window - OEM Subaru design) has taken a knock? But then surely the aerial cable would act as some form of a aerial itself??

    I tried disconnecting my DC-DC power supply thinking that maybe the RF noise from that was a cause - but it made no difference.

    I hope someone has some ideas.

    Thanks,
    Jared

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    try a 30" piece of wire as antenna

    then as last resort, take it inside and setup and test
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    try a 30" piece of wire as antenna

    then as last resort, take it inside and setup and test
    Thanks for the good ideas.

    But, I found the problem.....
    It helps if you apply power to the antenna booster! ROFL!

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