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sufferrar 
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Posted: September 11, 2007 at 8:45 AM / IP Logged  
Here in sweet Trinidad getting a mobile tv antenna is hard and you have to wait long. I was thinking that can can connect my tv antenna to my defroster circuit and get good reception. What u think?
Vehicle: frontier 2003
Head unit: soundstream vir-8006t
Currently i have it connected to my radio antenna and you get fairly good reception when parked. When moving around (no laws about that yet- isn't Trinidad cool)the picture and audio get bumped off from time to time.
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audiomaninc 
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Posted: September 11, 2007 at 8:59 AM / IP Logged  
I'd venture a guess and say that you may have some issues with this.  The defroster circuit actually carries an electric current when it's turned on, so I'd assume you'd have some sort of electrical interference with this setup.  I could be wrong though, it's happened before.  Go ahead and give it a shot and post back!
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sufferrar 
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Posted: September 11, 2007 at 9:03 AM / IP Logged  
Well here in Trinidad it is always hot and and we don't ever use the defroster. I'm going to disconnect power to it and see what happens.
My bro is trying it in his car right now. I'll report back soon.
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dpaton 
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Posted: September 11, 2007 at 8:59 PM / IP Logged  
Odds are you'll get one station, maybe two, but the reception won't be wonderful. The impedance mismatch will be problematic, and since the defroster is a big resistor, the loss will clobber the signal strength. If you're physically close to the transmitter sites, you'll be OK, but if you're any significant distance away (20 mi or so) you'll probably be out of luck.
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sufferrar 
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Posted: September 12, 2007 at 7:45 AM / IP Logged  
Yeah that is rite . It doesn't work properly. I will have to source one.
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