I live in an area outside the Nashville, TN area and do not have any problem with reception for the most part. However, when I get close to the downtown area (5 miles away though) my reception really declines, lots of static. My signal strength is full strength too. I have attempted to locate another FM station but the ONLY one I can receive on is 88.1 period! I should have superior reception as I have my antenna mounted outside my CR-V on top of the vehicle. Signal is good and only one FM station to use is the bottom line this is as good as it gets? Thanks.