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In Reply to: RE: Weak reception posted by FRG7SWL on May 01, 2016 at 07:41:27
I would like to get Capitol Public Radio KXJZ on 88.9 out of Sacramento, or one of its repeaters, KXPR at 91.7 out of Sonora. The only classical stations that I can get. They come in fine on the other radios (and cars), but not on this unit :(
Hornblower, just checked FM reception on DA-C20. Outdoor Winegard antenna's 75 ohm feed connected to 300 ohm input (for convenience), with IF BAND on narrow. KXPR, 88.9 Mhz from near-by Walnut Grove tower, pegged s-meter; Groveland's KXSR, 91.7 Mhz from roughly 85 miles away, registered a battered-but-readable 3 on s-meter. There is strong local interference from El Camino High's KYDS on 91.5 Mhz, & KXSR's reception would be muted if in IF WIDE mode. Selectivity, unfortunately, isn't a stock DA-C20's strong point. Now fidelity-n-sensitivity, OTOH, ... 73s para Sactown
Do I read this right? 75ohm downlink to a 300ohm INPUT?
Terrible impedance mis-match.
At least get a Balun to fix the impedance issue.
I made a 300ohm 'twinlead' antenna which is on a 'rotor' in the ceiling of my garage. AT THE Antenna is a balun. Down to the RADIO is 75ohm which screws into the antenna input.
Good results for a table radio (Tivoli #1) even though I live in a depression (the house, not ME) which is 40+ miles NORTH of SanDiego and thus well South of Orange county as well as impossibly far from LA. Yet, I do get some of the Mt Wilson FM feeds.
Too much is never enough
Pictureguy, connection of 75 ohm antenna feed to 300 ohm input was done, as previously stated, for convenience's sake. Yet, as noted, reception was still commendable. BTW, thanks for remindin' moi that DA-C20's interior balun was removed, so antenna feed is direct wired to 300 ohm input terminals. Having that stock balun in place might explain Hornblower's attenuated reception problem. 73s para Sactown
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