New car radio for country areas

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 16:15
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I am an old am radio user , 2ch and such like

my car radio need replacing

I am thinging about a sony ( $150 to $200 ) , which one is difficult as the blurb sayes much the same .

but would like to get a radio that would work well when I am grey nomading

Brand is not important , bells and whistles maybe a search function , cd would be wanted

and help please

my aerial is new with a wire coil booster on the top ( supercheap 0
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:22

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:22

I bought this topic up a while ago.

Check it out here to see what was recommended.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:25

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:25
I wanted a CD a few years back so replaced my old Eurovox stocky in the Jackaroo for a Sony with CD - $250 at Truscotts included installation. A huge improvement on the original - much more power (but using the same speakers) and excellent sound...... just look for deals on the go via the mainstream suppliers - deals come and go (like everything - no ?). PS .....our current conveyance (LC 100) has an inbuilt 6 stacker that we don't use .... all our music is now on an iPod with FM transmitter.
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 18:04

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 18:04
My new LC100 has a CD player in it that plays MP3 songs burnt onto a CD. My mate copied 150songs onto 2 CD's (total 300 songs on 2 CD's) and I just put it on random and never hear the same song twice....(A normal CD only holds about 20 songs in normal format)

That is when I can't get a radio channel as I do like to listen to local stations.

So, make sure your new Radio/CD player has the ability to play won't go wrong.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:28

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:28
Rod, i am with you. I am a NEWS radio listener and couldn't care much for MP3 players and the like. I have taken the advice of the local radio shop and fitted up an Alpine. The cheapest of those is about $250 or so. I really don't know the quality of your antenna, but i woudn't normally go to Supercheap for one.

The thing i understand about Alpine is that they have a good AM tuner reception right through their range and it doesn't change much.

One friend I have is the same and has a Sony AM/FM/SW set so no matter where he is, he can get information.

To me CDs and MP3s are something you may have if the transmitters break down.
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Reply By: Dave B (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 11:16

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 11:16
Rod, I like listening to local radio and was also in a quandary as to what to get to replace my old unit.

Finished up with a JVC 635 and am very impressed.

I live in Far West NSW and can pick up the local radio more than 200 kms from home.

It also has a USB connection and I download various podcasts on a few different subjects and can listen to those by just plugging a memory stick into the USB.

Memory sticks are cheap, so I have a few of them with various types of music an them and no more stacks of CD's in the car.
No more CD's skipping tracks on the corrugations either.

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Follow Up By: Rod E B - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 13:02

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 13:02
I think I will give the JVC a go

The local lifestyle store has them for $209

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