Receiving AFN radio programming in U.S. specification vehicles
American Forces Network Europe (AFNE) radio in Italy announces an initiative that may allow some late model U.S. specification cars to receive AFN radio signals even though these are European frequencies that American specification car radios can’t normally receive.
The AFN South engineering staff in Vicenza, Italy has put together information on several inexpensive options that involve using your car auxiliary input in combination with a European FM radio or an FM modulator. There are several places to go for more information. The AFN Europe web site http://www.afneurope.net and the AFN South affiliate web sites including AFN Vicenza, AFN Livorno, AFN Naples and AFN Aviano have frequently asked questions (FAQ), detailed explanations with graphics, different setup possibilities and equipment needed with average cost. If you have a European manufactured car radio you don’t need these devices. All European radios tune in the entire radio spectrum of both odd and even frequencies.
“This is a great example of how we can help more folks in Italy to listen to AFN “The Eagle” 106.0 or “The Powernet,” 107.0, said the AFN Europe Commander, Colonel Bill Bigelow. AFN radio is designed to serve as the listener’s local home town radio station for music and important community messages. We know many in our audience would listen in their car if they could and now you can.”
AFN provides news, information and entertainment to U.S. Forces. It is the responsibility of the viewer or listener, however, to provide their own devices to receive AFN programming, similar to living in the United States. AFN is not funded to provide reception devices except in combat zones and contingency operations.
AFN Europe radio would love to have you tune in. If you have any questions about our initiative that could allow you to receive AFN “The Eagle” and “The Powernet” with a U.S. specification car radio, don’t hesitate to contact AFN. You can call the AFN South Network Operations Center at DSN 634-8228 or your local AFN Station for assistance.