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Old 09-27-2017, 03:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Everyone says that Classical music calms the savage beast\breast, but when I turned the radio to Classical when I drove a school bus, the kids were ready to riot. When other drivers put on loud rap, the students became docile.

I listen to Classical or Oldies when I drive--unless they are on commercial, pledge drive, or talking endlessly. Then I listen to whatever station does not yell at me.

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Old 09-27-2017, 04:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They didn't remove the radio for their record attempt. Only switched it off - so the weight didn't come into it. Also, they had an adjudicator in the vehicle. Bet he weighed more than the radio did!
Sure, but I was considering normal driving, not a record-breaking attempt.
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It's not about the radio, these days the 'radio' is has a capacitive touch screen, GPS receiver, Bluetooth, HDMI/Wifi, a CPU that could have comfortably sent man to the moon in the 60's, cooling fans, amplified aerials, 6+ speakers, a sub and amp or two etc.

That's an not insignificant load when you add that all up. My 180W solar panel is just about enough to hold about 12.3v with the ignition and stereo on.

If you've got a single speaker AM unit, then that's different
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It's not about the radio, these days the 'radio' is has a capacitive touch screen, GPS receiver, Bluetooth, HDMI/Wifi, a CPU that could have comfortably sent man to the moon in the 60's, cooling fans, amplified aerials, 6+ speakers, a sub and amp or two etc.

That's an not insignificant load when you add that all up.
We often call it a radio for tradition, but so many times they're now often mentioned as "multimedia central".


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I was considering those portable radios. Usually lighter even than an old single-DIN car radio, and now with the availability of SD card slots or USB ports. And many of those can operate either with batteries or a 12V DC in.
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ha ha ha that sticker says a thousand wats. ��
suuuuuure it does
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ha ha ha that sticker says a thousand wats. ��
suuuuuure it does
Even though it doesn't, it's not so bad at all, since the electric load would be lower in case it's being fed through the vehicle's own 12-volt power outlet
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I was considering those portable radios. Usually lighter even than an old single-DIN car radio, and now with the availability of SD card slots or USB ports. And many of those can operate either with batteries or a 12V DC in.
One option is to use good headphones&spotify. That's what i do. Because the radio channels here seem to produce pure garbage
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At least in my experience, I wouldn't be concerned so much about the weight or power draw, but the slight distraction caused by the radio. If I were going for absolute max MPG then I would turn the radio off in order to focus better on my technique, so maybe that was part of it.
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the radio channels here seem to produce pure garbage
Probably it's even worse in Brazil
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I have always been fond of "Garota de Ipanema." "Cotidiano" is good, too:

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Todo dia ela faz
Tudo sempre igual
Me sacode
Às seis horas da manhã
Me sorri um sorriso pontual
E me beija com a boca
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