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    Antenna suggestion...

    Yeah, true, my FM antenna (as seen in my post above) DOES appear to be facing in the wrong direction. I chose this position because I'm pretty sure that the broadcast signal of the FM stations I listen to originate from the other side of my house. Maybe I'll pick up a better signal anyway, as long as the receiving end (the shorter spokes) are facing AWAY from large structures, like my house?? Thanks for your comment.

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    I bought a radioshark about a month ago in hopes of recording some AM radio programs while I was at work. The FM reception was a little bit better than "okay" but the AM reception was far worse. There was large amounts of static on most stations and I couldn't even catch some stations. So I decided to open it up, unsolder the internal antenna, and solder on a loop antenna I had made. Now the AM reception is clear, but I can hear another station faintly in the background of the station I am recording. Any ideas how to solve this problem?

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    I'm pretty sure that the broadcast signal of the FM stations I listen to originate from the other side of my house
    i'd really suggest you either move the antenna away from the house (left or right), or raise the antenna above the house so that you have a clear line-of-sight to your source. Trying to go thru the house, especially at such a low mounting point, is not a good idea.
    MikeH

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    Thanks for the feedback guys/gals...

    Thanks for your help Entonne; It's encouraging to hear stories from anyone who's removed the RadioShark casing, and busted out their solderer to do some custom antenna work. I'm still holding out on removing the casing entirely, but a few more stories like yours, and I'll probably break down and tear it apart as well. And MikeH, yeah buddy, I'm sure you're right about the line of sight thing (what with the front door of my apartment being on a side of my house that's opposite to the FM signal's origin, and living in a basement and all) -- I may just have to wait until I find a new apartment before I'll have unfettered use of my RadioShark

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    Just got the Radio Shark. I have tested the Dlink USB and have that in my car right now.

    This AM is good. The FM is just slightly better than the DLink but I think the real plus is how it routes audio through the USB and not like the DLink having a audio out.

    So as of now, I'm gonna test it more in my room, and see what I can figure out. I think that this might make me wanna get my XM going even more since FM is so shady.
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    Anyone have this for Windows? Whenever I play audio through the device, I get click/pop/crackling sounds. Sounds a lot like when you set volume settings on a device at max and play it through a set of speakers (click/pop/crackling noise). It's not constant but does occur and is annoying. Side note, when I was using the radioshark on my mac, never experienced this problem.

    Anyone else get this? Maybe it's a USB related issue?

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    I use it on a PC and have no issues with popping or cracking, have you tried the drivers from the website?
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    GPSing - Digital Speedo
    Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
    Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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    Yeah, I've updated to the latest drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossd
    Yeah, I've updated to the latest drivers.
    i have the same issue & believe that your USB assumption is accurate. you can eliminate the problem by using the line out for audio.

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    Can the Radio Shark integrate with Road Runner?

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