Type of radio needed to listen to AM radio in No. Baja ?

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  1. Calico Bob 1010

    Calico Bob 1010 Past President, LARRC

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    I'm going to be on an upcoming long range trip and wanted to listen to some college football on AM radio, but I'm sure the Q-105 will be in Northern Baja.

    Is there a type of radio that I can purchase (within reason) that will pick up California AM radio in Northern Baja?

    I would be happy with a private message or a response on the board if any of you know the answer.

    Thanks.
     
  2. scorch

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    I don't know much about them, but you might want to consider a portable XM/Sirius setup. I was on 3 day several years ago and there was a young man who brought one onboard to listen to a Dallas playoff game. Seemed to work ok, but I didn't pay too much attention to it so can't help you much with the particulars.
     
  3. Gil Marlin

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    You can pick up stations around the world on AM at night... for a few minutes at a time. Sirius works, but it eats up batteries unless you can find a place to plug it in and run an antennae with a clear shot at the sky...
     
  4. dwaynesda

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    Talk to the boat. I know Mike on the Vagabond has xm/sirius radio because he loves his sports. The 105 might have the same setup. Good luck!
     
  5. Gil Marlin

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    Hell, they might even have it on TV for you...
     
  6. calicopro

    calicopro Well-Known "Member"

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    The Q105 has satellite radio. I listened to the Lakers games up in the wheelhouse this year. I'm sure if you're real nice to Joe C. he'll let you snuggle up next to 'em LOL
     
  7. Calico Bob 1010

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    Dear Bob,

    We appreciate the time that you have taken to contact us regarding
    reception at 30 degrees north, 116 degrees west, mid-way down the Baja
    Peninsula. We are here to assist you!

    Bob, we are pleased to learn you are wanting to listen to SIRIUS at 30
    degrees north, 116 degrees west, mid-way down the Baja Peninsula! At
    the present time the broadcast signal for SIRIUS receivers is only
    available in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Our current FCC license
    does not allow for broadcast outside of that area. As always,
    SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Everything worth listening to is now on SIRIUS will feature the latest information regarding our
    broadcast area. For broadcast information for SIRIUS Canada, please
    visit SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada - Home

    And game I want to hear is on Sirius. I'll never get the signal down there from AM 570 (UCLA football) station in Los Angeles
     
  8. vandy

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    Yup. Legally Sirius-XM cannot be broadcast in foreign countries.
    Mine works fine from Cabo to Yucatan...but I never use it, of course.
     
  9. Ronzo

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    XM is the way to go. You can get a portable for 50 bux or so... usually with a 90 day subscription.

    The satellite footprint is quite large and I had no problems listening at Guadalupe or the rocks.

    R
     
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    Listened to the Angels on a 99 cent am walkman at the rocks. You just never know.
     
  11. dwaynesda

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    They told me the same thing when it first hit the market as I contacted them with your same concerns. I bought it anyway and now bring my portable XM on our annual 10 day trip every Fall and it works great! I have friends in Guadalajara MX and it works all the way down there also. They are great as long as the antenna has a clear shot of the sky. They are also awesome for cross country trips as you never have to hunt around looking for your sports. Its alway on the same channel, coast to coast. My truck driving friends wouldn't be without one now!!!
     

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