AM radio

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by chorizo, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile

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    I really like listening to the game and talk radio while munching the miles. Im looking for a decent inexpensive way to
    get AM on my bike. Something that actually works and get reception. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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  2. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I don't know what you call inexpensive, but the Xm- sirius I have is the shit, I don't have it on the bike, I could run it through my GPS though, But I do take it with me everywhere else, it is nice where ever you go the same talk show's, game days, and I really like the old time radio shows which I find amazing from the 30's 40's & 50's are always there, and you can look up on the E-net the list of what is coming up...
    hope this helps,

    Regards, Jim..
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  3. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile

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    What kind of GPS are you using?
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  4. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Garmin 665, I think there are a few different, makes, models, out there that do the same thing..
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  5. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Running Free

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  6. jeepkevin

    jeepkevin Adventurer

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    I have that little Sony and use it as a back up. I think it needs an external antenna of some sort. It is easy for the signal to come and go.
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  7. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Running Free

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    It has a built in ferrite antenna for am.
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  8. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    I'm addicted to AM radio (Radio National here in Oz) and like to camp in the mountains, where AM is often hard to get. I recently bought a radio with PLL technology (that's Phase Locked Loop). It is digitally tuned and locks onto a station so you don't get the drifting in and out. Haven't used it while riding, but highly recommend it for night-time listening. Just google 'PLL AM radio'.
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  9. grantsdad

    grantsdad Been here awhile

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  10. MZ5

    MZ5 Been here awhile

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    I have that Sony Walkman as well. It's a very good little pocket radio. Only thing I used to notice about it was that FM station reception was fairly easily blocked by my body (used to use it walking, jogging, and biking). That's mainly a consequence of having the headphone cord being the 'antenna' for FM. AM it was great, and similarly position/orientation sensitive as any AM radio is. When I listen to AM, it's to very far-away stations at night, as often as not.
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  11. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    dirt cheap but great little thing to slip in a pocket, 2 x AAA, no speaker though:
    coby cx90 radio

    I just wished it had more power output because I wear plugs and need traffic report while coming in on the highway at 120kph...
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  12. Paulie

    Paulie Been here awhile

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    Been quite happy with my sony srf-59, mainly use it for fm. Cheep, decent sound & reception, good life outta 1 aa batt. Analog, no prob to adj with gloves on. :ricky
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  13. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    I'm adding my Sirius tuner to my bike too so my wife and I can listen while riding along with our sena headsets.

    Sent from my ARCHOS 80G9 using Tapatalk 2
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  14. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    +1 Great little pocket sized radio with PLL so it doesn't drift. Battery life on 2 AA batteries is amazing. Haven't tried it while riding though.

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  15. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile

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    Ive heard radios on bikes need special wiring. I figured to wire to a lighting circuit. Is it just a filter?
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  16. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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  17. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I use tune in radio on my iPhone. Obviously it only works where you get cell service.
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    heliyardsale Always looking for Dirt!

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    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man

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  20. Handy

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    Most AM radio shows are podcasted these days. I listen to Petros and Money Show via podcast while riding all of the time. Wouldn't work for listening to games but there are enough podcasts out there to keep you listening forever. My favorites are: The Adam Carolla Show, PMS, The Film Vault, Radiolab, Freakinomics, Mysterious Universe, Doug Loves Movies, Dave Damashek Football Program, and This American Life. I have mostly stopped listening to the radio since I started podcasting but I used to primarily listen to AM sports talk radio.
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