Kia Niro: How vehicle radio works / AM (MW, LW) reception

AM broadcasts can be received at greater distances than FM broadcasts. This is because AM radio waves are transmitted at low frequencies. These long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.

FM reception
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around your city. They are intercepted by the radio antenna on your vehicle. This signal is then received by the radio and s ...

FM radio station
FM broadcasts are transmitted at high frequencies and do not bend to follow the earth's surface. Because of this, FM broadcasts generally begin to fade at short distances from the station. A ...

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Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Power outlet
The power outlet is designed to provide power for mobile telephones or other devices designed to operate with vehicle electrical systems. The devices should draw less than 10 amps with the engine running. CAUTION Use the power outlet only when the engine is running and remove the accessor ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Rear Washer Motor Repair procedures
Inspection 1. With the washer motor connected to the reservoir tank, fill the reservoir tank with water.    Before filling the reservoir tank with water, check the filter ...

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