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    Quote Originally Posted by mldavis2 View Post
    I would suspect it is a combination of two things. One is that these little "horn" multi-purpose antennas they use on the back of the roof are not optimized for all frequencies since they must deal with Sirius, FM, AM, and satellite data all in one unit.

    Second, FM is subject to multipath distortion from reflected signals. If you drive through town with tall buildings or beside a semi truck on the highway, you get reflections that are slightly out of phase with the main signal. Those out-of-phase signals effectively cancel the signal until you are past the reflective surface. Same principle used by noise-cancelling headphones in using out of phase sound.
    First, depending solely on the "fin" antenna on the roof would be a terrible decision. I'm sure Kia's not done that.

    Second, I don't need to go through an stand of forest or skyscraper-laden skyline to have the signal come and go. It can do it going down a flat, field-borderd, deserted two-lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    First, depending solely on the "fin" antenna on the roof would be a terrible decision. I'm sure Kia's not done that.

    Second, I don't need to go through an stand of forest or skyscraper-laden skyline to have the signal come and go. It can do it going down a flat, field-borderd, deserted two-lane.
    As a matter of fact that is the only antenna. It is powered from the audio unit and it separates out AM/FM, Satellite radio, GPS signal, and Telematics into 4 distinct signals and carries them to the audio unit on separate conductors.

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    The shark fin antenna is not the radio (AM/FM) antenna. The radio is on the rear glass.

    From the owner's manual.

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