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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Requesting recommendations for a new quality AM radio that will work well in a bsmt. I don't care about AM I have several workable AM's, but none of them produce good quality FM clarity and volume.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 04:08 PM
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Perhaps you know it but you can run a wire from the antenna of an FM radio out side and get it up in the air. My AM/FM Stereo Tuner/tape player has a place to attach an antenna. It is a Realistic brand. I bought a Y shaped antenna at Radio Shack, a single flat wire with a flat wire coming off at the top to the left and to the right. I ran the antenna up behind the shelves of my book shelf of my built in counter about 4 1/2 feet with the Y shaped part spead out to the left and right on the top shelf. It works like a champ, FM is very clear.

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That is what I am doing now. Maybe I could improve on the antenna. Thanks for your comments....

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Perhaps you know it but you can run a wire from the antenna of an FM radio out side and get it up in the air. My AM/FM Stereo Tuner/tape player has a place to attach an antenna. It is a Realistic brand. I bought a Y shaped antenna at Radio Shack, a single flat wire with a flat wire coming off at the top to the left and to the right. I ran the antenna up behind the shelves of my book shelf of my built in counter about 4 1/2 feet with the Y shaped part spead out to the left and right on the top shelf. It works like a champ, FM is very clear.

I been told the realistic brand only gets the oldies station. Waugh!
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I been told the realistic brand only gets the oldies station. Waugh!
I think you're being unrealistic. ;-)

Speaking of stereo stuff.

If anyone has an old working 1970s era stereo receiver they aren't using and are willing to sell it, please let me know.

I bought a receiver in the early 1970s and used for over 30 years, but it finally quit.

I bought a 1970s era receiver at Goodwill for $5 and have been using that for a few years, but it's now failing.

I just like the look of the old receivers, with the brushed aluminum "silver" front. It's nostalgia I guess.

Regarding FM reception, I've used the antenna with the wires in a T shape, as described, and I've used rabbit ears.

Neither work as well as I'd like. I'd also be interested in another option. One that doesn't involve putting an antenna on the roof.
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Had a work building with a high roof that we could not get fm ran a old type tv antenna wire up in to the metal roof frame and had good fm then. Have done the same at camp in the garage to get better fm.
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I been told the realistic brand only gets the oldies station. Waugh!
It may be true because that is what I listen to. The noise that passes for music today doesn't emit from my radios.
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If you have WiFi you can pickup almost any radio station. If you have a Smart Phone there are Apps you can download like I Heart Radio.

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