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    Santa brought me a XM satelite radio. Does anyone have any experience installing a XM satelite radio in a stock 1962 GT Hawk AM radio?

    Peter Bishop

  • #2
    If you had FM a simple modulator that plugs into the antenna would suffice. A $20 upgrade.

    With only AM as you have it becomes much more difficult. If it were mine, I would buy a cheap AM/FM cd radio that has an audio 3.5mm input in the front and mount it in a hidden space. The problem is if you want to be original it's tough to find a hidden spot for the radio and speakers.

    You might try buying a radio/speaker setup and building a small case to house both and just set it in the GT. plug in the satellite radio and remove it when you are done.

    The easiest is to replace the dash radio with a radio with FM and add it there.

    My Avanti has just been up graded from the original sound system to a Sony AM/FM/CD with audio input that I bought from Walmart. On sale with 2(6-1/2 speakers) and 2(6X9 speakers) for $80. It's not top of the line but it sounds great to my ear and I can plug anything in at any time.

    I wish the answer was easier but AM only makes it difficult.

    Bob

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    • #3
      And even easier yet:

      http://www.redirad.com/

      This will let you connect your XM or Sirius to your AM radio without modifications. LH

      Straight from the horse's mouth
      Whirling dervish of misinformation.

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      • #4
        I set mine up hidden and use the remote for control. AM radio speakers aren't good at all, so I use a small equalizer/amp to a set of hidden speakers. No holes in the car and the only giveaway is the small black antenna bump.

        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt

        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt
        http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          YOu might want to find a small am radio transmitter and hook the satellite like that. That's my plans anyway. Check out www.hobbytron.com they have an inexpensive tranmitter. Redirad is a bit expensive I think.



          Laisez le bon temps roulez avec un Studebaker
          Laisez le bon temps roulez avec un Studebaker

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          • #6
            You might also be able to find an old FM converter, I see a few on eBay.

            Jeff DeWitt
            http://carolinastudes.net
            Jeff DeWitt
            http://carolinastudes.net

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            • #7
              Remember, even though there were some experiments with AM stereo, the Stude radio is mono. You will have a major loss in sound quality at the radio and then again at the speakers. If you like the retro AM sound this isn't a problem. While not a true audiophile, I found the quality unacceptable using the stock radio and speakers.

              Jim
              Often in error, never in doubt

              ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
              Jim
              Often in error, never in doubt
              http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

              ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                There were more than experiments with AM stereo, it was actually on the market.

                I had a Jeep Comanche and one day was driving along and WPTF came out with a new jingle, "AM Stereo 680" and it was actually in stereo, I had no idea the radio would do that.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM_stereo

                Jeff DeWitt
                http://carolinastudes.net
                Jeff DeWitt
                http://carolinastudes.net

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