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    hmm, i dont know what fry carries, dont got them around here...

    i know i buy one at mouser, its not cheap, but i know who makes it...

    i think i posted the url... in another post... i look
    course out of stock
    http://www.mouser.com/Search/Product...zrx5IjRQ%3d%3d

    there is this too... i got one its ftdi
    http://www.cablewholesale.com/specs/10u1-06103.htm

    mitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    oooh, antenna stuff is waaaay over my head, that RF stuff is a ton of science and bit of black magic...

    yes... the factory antenna is designed to work with the factory radio... now sometimes the antennas electronics are outside the radio... sometimes they not...
    when they are, maybe you can get the amp powered on...

    id say hit up a car audio forum, but i bet NO ONE replaces the stock 300 radio!

    good luck

    mitch
    nah, the 300 radio is just like any other factory radio, marginal at best. Mine was the factory RB1 sat nav radio and it hit the shelf about 4 weeks after I bought the car. The chrysler 380w amp was right behind it..............

    Pretty much crap. Fit the dash and interior look nicely though..............

    So the quest for a non-mast antenna began.

    who do I turn to?

    Why Google of course!

    Seems moptorcycles and hot rods have already figured this one out.

    A quick "peruse" of a couple hot rod forums later turned up something they use for radio instead of the mast antenna (and something I knew about a long time ago but forgot):

    Dakota Digital amplified antenna

    Supposed to be as good as a 31" mast antenna and it receives FM AND AM unlike the non-amplified "stick on" antenna's which, according to what I've read lately, only do FM (not a piece of info that's easy to find either)

    But......yipes! They sell for 80 bucks plus shipping!

    That won't do.

    Then a quick sidestep over to ebay grabs me a dakota digital ant 1000 for 35 bucks and 3 bucks shipping. Shipped for less than half the asking price on the Hot Rod and Harley shops. Cool.

    The Harley forums and the Hot Rod forums I visited said it works as good as if not better than thier stock antenna. Probably a little optomistic, but it is 12v powered antenna with amplifier built in. If it works anywhere near thier claims, it may be a viable alternative to the mast. In my case, the only alternative (not drilling a hole in that nice 300M body)

    I'll post a quick review after it gets here for those not wanting to install a mast antenna on their in-glass antenna equipped cars (or those that just want to shave the bloody thing off).

    I'm so close now:

    Mputer radio integration (thanks to mitch for the cable and Hugenious for the Void skin)
    Hd/ananlog am/fm (thank visteon)
    no noise! (thank to me finding my screw up ie;mic in vice line in)
    Dakota digital (hopefully for a decent amplified antenna


    Here's hoping the visteon, mitch's cable and the ant 1000 are a match to my radio hopes......


    Hey waita minute! Anyone ever stop to realize how much they've spent to get sound like the factory radio already has?
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    Got everything working beautifully on my test bench. Made the changes described in the thread and everything fired up first try!

    Thanx for the great work mitch...you absolutely

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    thanks

    shipping update, everyone who has ordered before today (3/30) has shipped
    YEAAH!

    i got a few ready to go, so if your on the fence, order now... else
    it might be another 10 day wait
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    Mitch, I'll take one...
    If, of course, when the latest CF update comes out, it'll need this cable to interface it...
    PM me

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    I'm having a problem with HDRadio and RR. I'm running the IOGEAR serial->usb. Everytime i hiberate with the HDRadio running and when I restart the system, the HDRadio is not working. It doesn't "click" to indicate that it turned on. Only way to get it to work is to exit and restart RR

    Any suggestions?

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    its the IOGEAR serial->USB

    option1. better drivers
    option2. better serail->usb (ask for recomendations here)

    bottom line with these, its all about the drivers!

    i only use FTDI based

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    Mitch is right. Get only an FTDI chipset USB to Serial converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    its the IOGEAR serial->USB

    option1. better drivers
    option2. better serail->usb (ask for recomendations here)

    bottom line with these, its all about the drivers!

    i only use FTDI based

    mitch
    Thanks mitch...option1 worked perfectly.

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    What software u guys hearing you HD? Cuz I just can't get road runner to work with HD. Mitchs Sat amp program works great controls the visteon great.

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