Wanted: Best AM/FM antenna

Wanted: Best AM/FM antenna

Post by Steven Colli » Wed, 24 May 1995 04:00:00

I'm looking for the best antenna for AM/FM reception.
I live in foothills and can get it up aways if necessary.
I know this is probably not the type of antenna's
this groups specializes in, but any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Steve
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Wanted: Best AM/FM antenna

Post by Roger Bro » Fri, 26 May 1995 04:00:00





> >I'm looking for the best antenna for AM/FM reception.
> >I live in foothills and can get it up aways if necessary.
> >I know this is probably not the type of antenna's
> >this groups specializes in, but any help would be appreciated.

> >Thanks, Steve
> >--

> Well, for FM I use a antenna made by Channel Master (sorry, can't
> remember exact model at this time) to DX stations south of me.

Channel Master, Wineguard and other's make antennas cut for the FM
broadcast band. Stay vlear of TV-FM combos. Most FM-only antennas do an
acceptable job, unless you're an all-out DXer. Any antenna for VHF
reception should be as high as possible. It also is a good idea to use
low-loss 75 ohm coax.

Quote:

> Also a good FM reciever makes a world of difference. The best IMHO

Again. check receiver specs. The better audio magazines usually have annual
editions that include specs for lots of receivers.

For AM reception, there are commercially made tuned loop antennas with
preamps that do a good job.

There are clubs for both FM (the Worldwide TV-FM DX Assoc.) and AM DXers.
They'll have more info. Check <http://itre.uncecs.edu/radio/> if you have
web access.

73

Roger

Roger Brown, Video Coordinator, Iowa State University Extension

 
 
 

Wanted: Best AM/FM antenna

Post by Mark Moorhe » Fri, 26 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:>I'm looking for the best antenna for AM/FM reception.
>I live in foothills and can get it up aways if necessary.
>I know this is probably not the type of antenna's
>this groups specializes in, but any help would be appreciated.

>Thanks, Steve
>--

Well, for FM I use a antenna made by Channel Master (sorry, can't
remember exact model at this time) to DX stations south of me.
(I live in Oklahoma City, and can Pull the higher-powered stations
from Dallas using this antenna, although the vicinity where I live
is high in elevation respects and the DX effect is partly caused
by tropospheric ducting during the storm season.)

Also a good FM reciever makes a world of difference. The best IMHO
is the HeathKit HJ-1600, which I am currently looking for another,
as mine met an untimely death to a power surge a couple of years
ago.

It pays to have a decent surge protector! :(

-mark