Car Radio - "FMast"

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Car Radio - "FMast"

Postby DavidS » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:49 am

My car radio has 4 wavebands: AM, FM1, FM2, and FMast.
I know what the first 3 are, but FMast (no explanation in the manual)?
All 3 FM bands cover the same range of frequencies.
Could it be some device for suppressing the stereo signal component to produce mono, to reduce noise in poor reception areas?
Anyone know?
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Re: Car Radio - "FMast"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:11 am

Repeat FM bands is so you can preset 3 sets of FM stations. This is handy if you share use of the car with kids: mine were required to keep all their stations on FM2. Though I can't translate FMast. Ask a teenager. (Though there will probably be eye-rolls to accompany the explanation.)
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Re: Car Radio - "FMast"

Postby jamiebk » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:04 pm

This third feature in a car allow you to store the 6 strongest stations when you are in a specific area. Say you are on a trip or something...you keep moving out of station ranges. The autostore function allows you to press a button and the radio will automatically seek and store the strongest stations. "FM ast" (FMAST as you have it) means. "FM Auto Store". You may also have an AM ast.
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Re: Car Radio - "FMast"

Postby DavidS » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:05 am

Thanks Jamie - that's exactly what it does.
I had confused it with the automatic search function which works on all bands (unless you set the "manual" mode before scanning), but does not store station frequency settings.
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Re: Car Radio - "FMast"

Postby ai4i » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:04 pm

I found this on a Google search:

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Postby McCridhe » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:59 pm

Uhm... hasn't been that awful long ago that having FM in the car was a hotshot thing, ya know.
Not for the cars I scoot around in.

I guess I'm lucky this one has a cassette rather than 8-track...

Then again, not too awful long ago l learned the lesson about buying audio CD's vs data CD's... then just a couple weeks ago I learned about buying DVD's vs. data CD's... :dunce: DVD+ vs DVD-???? Uhmmmm...

Found a use for the audio CD's.

Mmmm... not sure I'm going to find a use for the DVD's. Anybody need some blank DVD's? I don't... Memorex DVD+R. What ever that means... I know Spike didn't like my trying to use one as a data disc...
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:09 am

I will be buying a new car in the next 2-3 weeks....

Does anyone know if there is a service that can be subscribed to
that will allow me to pick-up Beethoven Radio in my car?
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Postby Catmando » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:50 am

Trumpetmaster wrote:I will be buying a new car in the next 2-3 weeks....

Does anyone know if there is a service that can be subscribed to
that will allow me to pick-up Beethoven Radio in my car?


Awesome question Trumpetmaster, I've been wondering about that myself for awhile.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:47 am

Catmando....
I have to remember to ask that question to the car dealer.....

Hmmmm....

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Postby CLarsen » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:04 am

TM
Does anyone know if there is a service that can be subscribed to
that will allow me to pick-up Beethoven Radio in my car?

Yes! It's called AM radio (but it only work in Hartford CT) :(
Do look for a car radio with an external input for iPods and such as we will be podcasting pretty soon.
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Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:41 am

CLarsen wrote: we will be podcasting pretty soon.

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Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:42 am

Speaking of car radios. Have any of you got HD radio in your car? How do you like it?
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