Cant pickup radio 1 on sony cdx-s2210

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by smp1980uk, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. smp1980uk

    smp1980uk Guest

    not sure if this is the correct forum but... i just fitted a sony
    cdx-s2210 in my girlfirends 306 all works fine except i cant pick up radio
    1. in my area radio 1 lives around 98.2 i can manualy tune it to 98.1 or
    98.3 but not 98.2. it happly picks up all the other local and national
    staions ok. any one have any ideas what i can do to fix this or a way to
    boost the signal?

    cheers

    stephen
     
    smp1980uk, Feb 24, 2006
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    andy Guest

    Try a different Radio frequency - it goes all the way from 97.7 - 99.7 FM.

    Good luck

    Andy
     
    andy, Feb 24, 2006
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    Malc Guest

    Mind you it's no great loss. Tune into Radio 4 and bust the knob off..
     
    Malc, Feb 24, 2006
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    JohnJBurness Guest

    Malc wrote:
    -----snip------------
    Is that after you have turned the volume down to zero??
    :) :)


    Regards,
    John
     
    JohnJBurness, Feb 25, 2006
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    davek Guest

    i just fitted a sony cdx-s2210 in my girlfirends 306 all works fine except
    i cant pick up radio
    1. in my area

    We're all old here. What's Radio 1?
    DaveK.
     
    davek, Feb 25, 2006
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    Chris Guest

    Radio one thats a old station?
     
    Chris, Feb 25, 2006
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    Mindwipe Guest

    fitted same radio to a megane yesterday and it sorted radio one no probs
    shame it didnt fit into dash very well but never mind that
    did the original radio work ok in this respect in your area?
    cos if it was ok then the tuner is probably just,well crap really!!!
    however with radio stations its sometimes just where you are rather than
    what you have
    so drive it else where if you think this is the case and retest
    if its any consalation at all
    i live 4 miles from the radio aire transmitter in Leeds
    and despite their latest adverts that they have doubled their transmitter
    power
    reception disappears at random as i drive to work (nearer to transmitter)
     
    Mindwipe, Feb 25, 2006
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    smp1980uk Guest

    the old tape deck worked fine. so im guessing unless i did something realy
    stupid with the install this new radio has crappy reception. is there
    anyway i can get a signal bosster or anything?
     
    smp1980uk, Feb 26, 2006
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    Mindwipe Guest

    have you checked the areial connection at the back?
    also make sure the aerial base is secure and the connection to it
    it may be just a coincidence
    if that fails try the radio in another car to confirm the fault and then
    take it back
     
    Mindwipe, Feb 26, 2006
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    Peter Chant Guest

    It's like the Light Programme but they feature popular beat combos...
     
    Peter Chant, Feb 28, 2006
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Just a thought. Maybe lack of signal strength is not the problem, but too
    much. Perhaps the input stages of the radio are being swamped. Does radio
    1 work fine if you move further from the transmitter? Can you receive
    stations at frequencies close to radio 1?

    Ideally you could try fitting an attenuator in between the antenna and
    radio, but I suspect you have not got one handy. I'm not sure what your
    car uses for an antenna. If you can make it cut out reliably somewhere
    unscrew the antenna and put in a shorter bit of wire temporary to make one
    with less gain (i.e. gets less signal strength) and see if that does
    anything.

    IIRC some car radios had two differing signal strength settings, one marked
    'DX' on one of my parents old cars. If the radio in question has these
    modes have a play and see if there is a difference.

    Pete
     
    Peter Chant, Feb 28, 2006
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    Mark Carver Guest

    Whereabouts do you live ? it might be 98.2 is subject to a powerful
    local oscillator image from another station.
     
    Mark Carver, Feb 28, 2006
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