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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ AM/FM Radio Reception

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AM/FM Radio Reception  
Radio Frequencies  
Radio Reception  
The radio can receive the complete  
AM and FM bands.  
How well the radio receives stations  
is dependent on many factors, such  
as the distance from the station’s  
transmitter, nearby large objects,  
and atmospheric conditions.  
Those bands cover these frequen-  
AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz  
FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 MHz  
A radio station’s signal gets weaker  
as you get farther away from its  
transmitter. If you are listening to an  
AM station, you will notice the sound  
volume becoming weaker, and the  
station drifting in and out. If you are  
listening to an FM station, you will  
see the stereo indicator flickering off  
and on as the signal weakens.  
Radio stations on the AM band are  
assigned frequencies at least 10 kHz  
apart (530, 540, 550). Stations on the  
FM band are assigned frequencies at  
least 0.2 MHz apart (87.9, 88.1, 88.3).  
Driving very near the transmitter of  
a station that is broadcasting on a  
frequency close to the frequency of  
the station you are listening to can  
also affect your radio’s reception.  
You may temporarily hear both  
stations, or hear only the station you  
are close to.  
Stations must use these exact  
frequencies. It is fairly common for  
Eventually, the stereo indicator will  
stations to round-off the frequency in go off and the sound will fade  
their advertising, so your radio could  
display a frequency of 100.9 even  
though the announcer may identify  
the station as ‘‘FM101.’’  
completely as you get out of range of  
the station’s signal.  
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AM/FM Radio Reception  
Electrical interference from passing  
vehicles and stationary sources can  
cause temporary reception problems.  
As required by the FCC:  
Changes or modifications not expressly  
approved by the party responsible for  
compliance could void the user’s  
authority to operate the equipment.  
Radio signals, especially on the FM  
band, are deflected by large objects  
such as buildings and hills. Your  
radio then receives both the direct  
signal from the station’s transmitter,  
and the deflected signal. This causes  
the sound to distort or flutter. This is  
a main cause of poor radio reception  
in city driving.  
Radio reception can be affected by  
atmospheric conditions such as  
thunderstorms, high humidity, and  
even sunspots. You may be able to  
receive a distant radio station one  
day and not receive it the next day  
because of a change in conditions.