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FM Signal Amplifier

Signal booster for problem reception areas

Item # 12044UA60

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM...

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About the FM Signal Amplifier

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM signals by 15dB. This signal amplifier plugs in between your antenna lead and your radio. It is switchable on/off. Warranty: 30 days.

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM signals by 15dB. This signal amplifier plugs in between your antenna lead and your radio. It is switchable on/off. Warranty: 30 days.

Note: Antenna boosters can improve reception of a distant station, but they work best in relatively flat country with few obstructions. They are not effective with interference caused by mountains or large buildings.

What's in the box:

  • FM signal amplifier with attached 29" power wire and 26" antenna cable with male Motorola plug
  • Mounting bracket
  • Instruction sheet
  • 3 mounting screws; Note: Antenna adapters and/or DIN removal tools are required for some vehicles!
MFR #44-UA60

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FM Gain: When the booster is on, the FM signal is increased by 15dB.

Installation: In-dash installation requires cutting a 1.5" x 0.815" hole (if the included bezel isn't used), or a 1.995" x 1" cutout (if the included black trim bezel is used). The booster can be mounted under your vehicle's dash using the supplied bracket and bezel.

On/Off: On the front panel of the booster, there is an the on/off switch. A red LED comes on when the booster is on, and you can by-pass the signal amp when desired by turning it off.

Tuning Adjustment: The instructions mention an AM antenna trimmer adjustment. The AM trim adjustment is something done on your radio, the booster does not have a trim adjustment. Note that trim adjustment does not apply to digital radios

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I have a go hawk 600 watt b/t amp with aux,fm radio i live in the middle of town and can not pick up a fm signel. Is there a stronger antenna or fm booster i can get for it?
[ Larry  Jul 27, 2021 ]
1 answer
I live on the edge of a strong signal from a couple of Philly stations I like to listen too. I thought this but give me the boost I needed to get a few miles of additional reception. Unfortunately, I noticed no perceptible improvement with this device. It now resides in my electrical junk drawer.
[ RAYMOND B.  Jul 27, 2021 ]
Will this help improve AM reception also?
[ Kevin  Aug 03, 2020 ]
2 answers
Never tried AM but it didn't do a thing for FM. Still sitting on my workbench.
[ RAYMOND B.  Aug 03, 2020 ]
I have not installed this unit Currently in the middle of complete restoration Everything I order has a delay or backorder
[ G  Aug 03, 2020 ]
Will this boost AM signal also?
[ Kevin  Aug 03, 2020 ]
3 answers
Before I ordered my system... I asked my installer the same question...I was told as long as the antenna was built as an AM/FM antenna it would but too a lesser extent...
[ WILLIAM  Aug 03, 2020 ]
I don't know. It did not work for me
[ Najma  Aug 03, 2020 ]
Sorry...I don't know...rarely use AM.
[ Glenn  Aug 03, 2020 ]
Will this improve HD Radio reception, and my radios ability to stay on HD? I have a tuner that toggles between HD and normal FM when I am in marginal signal area.
[ John  Feb 28, 2017 ]
2 answers
An inline antenna booster will help with that problem. I have a booster on my system and have added about 30 miles more to the reception .
[ Walt  Mar 01, 2017 ]
It will help. As to how much more solid your signal will be, I can't say. But it is a noticeable difference. Good luck.
[ Ken B.  Mar 01, 2017 ]
I have a 2008 Sebring convertible with a basic radio, trying to put in a Kenwood radio...everything works good except the radio, only get one station, any help????
[ Greg  Jun 19, 2016 ]
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Only one station? First check that the new radio Isn't set in the "Local" position. I assume you live in a rural area? If so, set the radio in the "distant" position so the senstivity is highest. Honestly, I have found that most aftermarket radio reception sucks. Not sure why. Adding a FM External Amplifer may help alittle but it will also increase the noise on the signal. If you truly are receiving only 1 or 2 stations something besides your radio is at fault. ( Or you live out in the boonies somewhere.) Sorry, I could not be of more help. Good luck! Patrick.
[ Patrick  Jun 21, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
[ Krissy  Jun 19, 2016 ]  Staff
I have a bose radio and need to get better reception.I already have an antenna booster on the radio but the station still has stactic.Do you think this will help?
[ Eddinger  Feb 23, 2014 ]
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It might, I have had some luck with the amplifier. It isn't a plug in and go setup it does require some tuning. Which may be the reason I'm not able to tell u it's great. If you're not in love with the Bose I would upgrade the receiver to a better unit rather than fool with the amplifier.
[ KEVIN  Feb 24, 2014 ]
Thank you
[ Eddinger  Feb 24, 2014 ]
I doubt that it will help. I found that it wall only a little better with it on.
[ GARY  Feb 24, 2014 ]
I tried this signal amplifier as an attempt to get better signal performance from a new Power antenna. The improvement is marginal. I do not think it is worth the time and effort. I would first look at the grounding situation of your antenna. In my experience as an installer of over 30 years I have found that the two primary reasons for poor signal are: 1.) bad ground at the antenna. 2.) Inferior tuner in the radio. Bose Products are generally pretty good, so my bet is that the antenna is your best option to solve the problem. Another question is: Is this a power antenna? If so and you really want better performance from your radio I would recommend replacing it with a good simple stick antenna. That is ultimately what I did. You can perform a simple test before doing the installation by mounting another antenna to a block of steel or other highly conductive metal, then plug that into the back of your radio. If you see a dramatic increase in signal and clarity, voila you have identified your problem. I would bet you money that this will go much further toward solving your problem.
[ DAVID J  Feb 24, 2014 ]
Unfortunately, this probably wouldn't help. If you're already using a booster and the results aren't satisfactory, this device would probably only make the station as well as the static louder.
[ Minnesota Lurch  Feb 24, 2014 ]
I got this amplifier, but it didn't really help much with the static even though I am in LA... I'm going to get a new stereo with more FM power.
[ GERALD  Feb 24, 2014 ]

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