If your the nate from Calgary, the problem might not be your antena. Every truck I have ever has done the samething. Calgary is really bad for reception. Also it can depend on what station you are listening to.
Every other radio I have had has been pretty good in Calgary. I have a a fair amount. This one sucks in comparisson. I am putting in an aftermarket deck in, so if the reception is not good then, I don't want the dealer trying to say, that it was caused by the new deck.
do you have the y package or regular? Slim chance the antena is lose or conection at the radio is off. I too have had a lot of decks and this is the first one that I can pick up cjay all the way to the cabin.
I personally think that the system in the y is better than anything I have had before. Then agian I have alway had cheap decks. It sounds like one of the conections is off. You should get the dealer to have a look at it.
The antenna looks small, but it does pick up for a great distance. I don't know if the radio itself helps, but I can get better reception with my E than I can with my other car with a power antenna (the kind that goes up and down)
I got my Element yesterday, and on my first trip out I went to tune in my NPR station, caught it, lost it, then it went in and out in a very unlistenable way. I never had trouble receiving the station in my Mazda or Maxima. What's up with that?
the radio in ours seems to work well, except that we can usually get HFS in our Jeep, but we can barely pick it up in the Element. Other than that one station (and we're about 45 miles from DC), we've had no problems.
I too am having trouble with radio reception through my new Element's antenna. I bought a DX with no radio, and put in an aftermarket system. The connection to the antenna seems to be solid, and the antenna is screwed in tightly, but reception is bad, especially on AM. Barely gets AM at all. Anyone have a solution? Can you put in a different antenna? Thanks
Figured it out!! I put in my aftermarket equipment, but I didn't realize that the Element antenna requires POWER! I had only plugged in the antenna wire behind the head unit. If other people are having antenna trouble with after market gear, you need to connect the "power antenna" wire from your harness to a wire with power (red wire). Works like a million! I thought "power antennas" were only the ones that go up and down. Who knew?
I spoke to my service rep today and he acknowledged that other Element owners in the area are having the same problem, and that it is the nature of the radio/antenna. I called Honda to complain and suggest others do the same.