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In Reply to: RE: Best Indoor Antenna posted by email@example.com on August 17, 2016 at 06:01:49
You said it was a mobile home, didn't you? Don't they allow antennas?
Then since you can access it easily, you can see what you pull in, although very likely, you will point it at the only major city where you live.
If you really like the station, that is always a good thing to do to maximize it's quality.
Actually, will cost you less than other options, such as the whip, which is very inconspicuous, also requires to be installed on the outside, but IMO, is not a real improvement over the indoor twin lead unless you can get some good height on it, maybe in the tree.
Be sure to ground anything on the outside, though. We don't get lighting where I am, so I haven't bothered grounding mine, but you probably don't want to do that.
Hi Jedrider, while watering my little lawn at my mobile home I looked at my abode. Ten feet from the front of my home is a telephone poll. I've seen the cable man up and down that thing. It also branches out to another near the rear of my house. I may have a little shed and some woods outback but there is a massive amount of wires making an L shape around half of my long house. Could this be like going under an overpass when your driving and your car radio goes mute?
WHOM should be my most powerful or clearest station. When I aim my dipole against the L shape of wires and use my Boy Scout compass I'm in the direction of the Atlantic ocean. I'm almost a 1/4 mile from the coast and there are no towers there.
Without going to Pandora or the computer, I'm still learning about Blue Tooth, is my Dyna FM-3, all aligned up, just for show?....Thanks for any ideas.......Mark Korda P.S. Unless I move
The mobile home may be the root of the problem. It may have metal exterior siding or something like foil backed insulation in the walls blocking RF. Go outdoor somehow.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
that is a good clue that you are able to receive the station.
Many home tuners have wider bandwidth than the car stereos and may have more trouble locking into the signal, but are probably worth the extra effort in the end.
Hi, You know you guys how beautiful some of those older tube tuners are and such. Sometimes I wonder what I'm chasing. The best station I had on all the time was on AM. It was called The Bay and had dee jays like Peter Marshall from the Hollywood Squares. Do any of you ever get that station?
There is another little station out of Bath Maine run by a guy named Bob with no ads. Here was their format one day when I was painting out a room.
Kate Smith, God Bless America. Richard Harris, MacArthor Park. The Dipsy Doodle?.Micheal Jackson, Ben. Karen Carpenter, Bless the Beasts and the Children. One more capped off the set, Midnight in Moscow, that song rocks young and old. There is nothing like that on FM.
What kind of stations do you guys get and where?......Mark Korda
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