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A comment on functional simplicity.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. BigDaddyLH

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    Yeah! Program all six presets like you stole it!

    @Chandlerman makes a good point about the mostly corporate robotic inane wasteland of radio these days. But I am lucky that St. Louis has an ass-kickingly diverse community radio station that blasts out about 22 million Friggawatts of signal. I must be a good 60+ miles from their tower and I get it loud and clear anywhere in my daily travel radius. I could surely make use of that radio.

    I am just starting to figure out how to check home recording mix downs on my phone through our Prius’ Bluetooth function. It’s handy and fun, but I dislike the touch screen and rotary encoder volume “knob” that is getting intermittent and jumpy as the car nears 260K. That rental van radio with a 1/8” stereo input would be ideal.
     
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    Had one in my F150 and ripped it out. Simplicity's nice if all you want's the radio I guess. Me, I gotta have some 50s country blaring out of my pickup or I just don't feel right. Tough to come by on the dial.
     
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    I dunno; Spotify premium downloaded on our phones through our Blueteeth in our cars sure helps crossing the country in some of the vast radio wastelands ... Jess Sane, here ...
     
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    No, it's a radio and...



















    ... a CLOCK!!!
     
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    With all due respect, there are better ways to haul your teepee poles.

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    If I had an 8-track in my '69 C10 CST, the first thing it would say is...

    "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!!!!"

    Currently, it is a non-functional OEM 1969 AM. :oops: I will upgrade, dammit!:D
     
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    FoMoCo has been using that same little green digital display since the 90's like a boss.

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    If there is a cigar lighter you can still make any car light up with magical Bluetooth plug ins.
     
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    D Day is my favorite singer ever, so far.
     
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    This right here. Couldn't have made our x-country trek without Spotify last year.
     
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    sweet, it plays both kinds of music.. AM and FM....:cool:
     
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    Geez, just give me a jack for my iPod cable and a volume knob. What else is needed?
     
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    I don't know the security code for my truck radio, can't wake it up.... too many battery swaps... probably works..:rolleyes::D
     
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    Well, Derrrrr....

    last time I googled the nissan dealer they wanted a fee for releasing the radio code... stuff that...

    googled again just now and there were some forum posts I read... radio code is on a small white sticker in the glove box... really?

    just walked out and emptied all the old stuff that was in there left from the last owner, a friend's son,

    searched around all surfaces.. dammit no sticker... well, that was a waste of time I smiled to myself..

    as I piled the bills/paperwork/stuff back in there a small hand written card dropped out....

    which said, you guessed it... radio code 0473..... had this truck 6 yrs maybe and never knew that was in there... Dohh..:lol:

    there's hope, I might have a radio soon....looks like it has both kinds of music and a comb holder slot too..:)
     
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    I'm with you. Ham radio is where it's at.
     
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    Well....not only did the rental truck have a Marconi wireless in the dash, it also had manual roll-up windows...
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    ..and.... honest-to-God..AN ASHTRAY!!!!
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    I think TDPRI needs to line up AARP as one of the site sponsors. Maybe in next year's fundraiser giveaway they can donate one of those cell phones with the big buttons on it.

    ;):D
     
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    Today I was scrolling through menus on the remote for the HVAC at work.
    Had to do a hard reset.
    WTF?
     
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