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clarion cmd5 marine radio distortion

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Forum Name: Marine Electronics
Forum Discription: Boat Stereos, Security, Navigation, Lights, Switches, Gauges, etc.
Printed Date: September 26, 2021 at 11:48 PM

Topic: clarion cmd5 marine radio distortion

Posted By: flobee4
Subject: clarion cmd5 marine radio distortion
Date Posted: July 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I haven't gotten to see it yet, but My friend have a Clarion CMD5 installed on his new(used) boat. When he plays from a CD it plays fine. When he switches to FM Radio he says it sounds distorted. So distorted that he thought it was the speakers. How do I test an FM antenna on a boat? What should I be looking for to isolate the problem? Any suggestions on solving this problem would be greatly appreciated...



Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: July 16, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Highly unlikely that the antenna is your problem. Chances are the tuner inside the radio got wet and is damaged.

Take a jeweler's screwdriver and place it into the antenna jack on the back of the radio. This will work as an antenna just to verify that the antenna is not your problem.

Do not push the screwdriver in any further than an antenna would go into the radio.

Posted By: flobee4
Date Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM
ok, that sounds like a good idea. I'll try that, thanks

Posted By: lucasoil4u
Date Posted: July 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM
So how did it work? Did you find the issue.

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