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In Reply to: RE: Best Indoor Antenna posted by email@example.com on August 17, 2016 at 06:01:49
Heck, I used to listen to it sometimes (Christmastime) down in Harvard, MA.
You ought to be able to get one of the NHPR stations fairly well.
Mrs. H (still) drives down to NBPT once a week from here and listens to an NHPR (and a Maine NPR station, sometimes, too) on the NH-101 to I-95 leg of the trip.
I am on the other side of NH from you (CT River "Upper Valley"). We listen to VPR on 89.5 MHz. I think that tower is atop Mt. Ascutney.
Indoor (amplified) antennae are terrible compromises -- all of them.
All in all, a well-made (and, if possible, tuned to a single frequency if one listens mostly to one station) simple FM "T" dipole is a pretty darned good option for an indoor antenna -- as long as it can be oriented for good reception of the desired station(s) without being obtrusive.
All this being said, I do use an indoor amplified antenna -- because I am too lazy to put up a proper outdoor directional antenna (I even have one -- and a rotator, too). Just one lazy mo'fo.
I am currently using a Technics "Wing" antenna that I got at NEARC for $7. It's OK -- and something of a conversation piece.
Do you ever go to NEARC or (even better) NEAR-Fest? NEAR-Fest isn't too far from you (Deerfield) and it's coming up Oct. 14-15. NEARC is in Brookline NH and is on Sept. 24. Both are good opportunities to pick up an indoor antenna inexpensively to try.
If you feel like getting up the gumption to cross the state on I-89 (it's a small state!), c'mon over sometime and I can send you home with a few to try if you like. A gala assortment of 'em here.
Heck, I could even mail one to you to try if you like. Send me an e-mail via the Asylum e-mail if you like...
Sorry this is so ramblin'... :-/
Hope it's even a wee bit helpful.
(NEARC website is www.nearc.net The NEAR-Fest link is below).
all the best,
Well, if you are in Iowa
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
it's sort of Mister Rogers meets programmatic radio.
all the best,
Hi M Hardy, I figured I'd get the answer about nothings really better than the dipole when indoors. I had to check and thanks so much. Any rambling you do is much appreciated by me. I learn something every time I get on this forum although I have not been on (tuners) so much.
Thanks for the tip on the radio get together. It sounds like a good road trip for me. Great info!....Mark K.
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