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Old 03-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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1975 radio antenna?

I have a 1975 Overlander with the original built in am/fm 8 track.
Where is the antenna? I can feel the cable coming out of the back of the radio, but where does it go? There is no external am/fm antenna.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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On my 75 TW the radio is connected to the TV antenna. The TV and radio signals are tied together at the TV outlet box in the kitchen area. Yours should be the same.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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The radio antenna is connected to the TV antenna via an autocoupler device. For a recent discussion, see http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ion-88572.html
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Okay, I get it. There is also a hole in the outside of the trailer, street side, pretty close to where the tv antenna/dc power plug is. I have the hole plugged right now, but wondered is this was for a radio antenna or something?
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The autocoupler was the norm for the era, but my service manual also talks about a separate radio antenna. It does mention in the autocoupler section that am radio and tv signals at the same time would be a problem. Here is the section dealing with the optional(?) radio antenna.
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The autocoupler was the norm for the era, but my service manual also talks about a separate radio antenna. It does mention in the autocoupler section that am radio and tv signals at the same time would be a problem. Here is the section dealing with the optional(?) radio antenna.
Thanks Richard,

I had noticed that I didn't get AM in my 1983 Excella, but just really didn't care. I had wondered if that was a result of the autocoupler. My 1967 Trade Wind has a separate radio antenna.

Does anyone know when the autocoupler first appeared?
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