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I only get 3 stations and as i'm riding I lose them. Is there a power setting to draw in distant stations? I haven't messed with it a lot as i do prefer the phone for my music but i'd like the radio to work when i want it to.

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I only get 3 stations and as i'm riding I lose them. Is there a power setting to draw in distant stations? I haven't messed with it a lot as i do prefer the phone for my music but i'd like the radio to work when i want it to.
Are the stations you get at home on your bike radio noisy?

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AM reception is usually farther carrying than FM. The wattage is typically the same at the transmitter but FM splits it into two channels (stereo) and that cuts the signal strength in half.

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AM reception is usually farther carrying than FM. The wattage is typically the same at the transmitter but FM splits it into two channels (stereo) and that cuts the signal strength in half.
FM is considered line of sight.
It bends only slightly.
It can bounce off of objects though.
Daytime, or nighttime have little affect on FM.
Aurora or EMP can, and do affect both AM, and FM.

AM bounces off of the ionsphere and in the right conditions can take multiple bounces worldwide or less. During the daytime AM struggles to go beyond one bounce up and back, and Cannot be heard very far.
But at night, it bounces over local radios and can go very far in multiple skips.

CB is AM. That's why sometimes you can't hear close but pick up someone on the other side of the continent. Rarely happens on FM, only on special situations.

FM is local line of sight type stuff.

If you're not close to a big city with lots of stations, you might only get a few, and they might sound weak depending on how far you are from them.

If they're noisy, but only with the bike running, it could be one of the noise filters on our bikes.

If they're noisy bike running out not, could be distance from the station, or something nearby causing noise.
Like a hospital, or other businesses.

I seriously doubt there is any way for consumers to adjust the sensitivity of the radio. (So it would allow more signal to be received)
That would require a radio tech and schematic of the radio.


However the antenna is something to look at.
A good antenna, is better than a good radio.

Check the antenna and the ground for the antenna.



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