Antenna recomendation needed

Antenna recomendation needed

Post by Mikhail Teter » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Some time ago, I asked here for suggestions on how ot get European
(Eastern European) stations in USA (Boston). Quite a few people
tried to help, with directions on how to make an antenna for my
Sony ICF-SW7600G (FM stereo/SW/MW/LW, PLL synthesized world band
receiver).  As time shows, I can not follow their recomendations
myself ): I am not a radio specialist personally. So, I guess, I'll
need to buy an antenna and enjoy fruits like warranty and technical
support (: Here I am with the <subject>...  Thank you very much!


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Antenna recomendation needed

Post by Randall Rhe » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00



>Some time ago, I asked here for suggestions on how ot get European
>(Eastern European) stations in USA (Boston). Quite a few people
>tried to help, with directions on how to make an antenna for my
>Sony ICF-SW7600G (FM stereo/SW/MW/LW, PLL synthesized world band
>receiver).  As time shows, I can not follow their recomendations
>myself ): I am not a radio specialist personally. So, I guess, I'll
>need to buy an antenna and enjoy fruits like warranty and technical
>support (: Here I am with the <subject>...  Thank you very much!

The cheapest and easiest way is to buy any kind of insulated wire (the
cheap stuff will work fine) and string it around the room or on the roof.
Strip one end of its insulation so only the copper wire shows, then attach this
end  to the antenna of the radio, and you will get greatly improved
shortwave reception.

Another option is to buy an active antenna.  This is a small box with a
telescoping whip and some sort of tuner box.  You can get one at Radio Shack
or one of many stores that sell shortwave radios.
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