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In Reply to: RE: Picking up a station 350 miles away posted by aarocks on September 07, 2016 at 09:20:08
all bets are off. Even with one, given the 350-mile distance, your parents would be hard pressed to get even close unless they were blessed with favorable skip-distance propagation, whether their location is Crescent City, Yreka, or Hilt. And they have not-insignificant intervening hills and mountains to deal with.
When I lived atop a hill in Pacifica, CA, decades ago, I managed to get a listenable, fully-separated stereo signal from Fresno, about 160 air miles away. The tuner was a McIntosh MR-67 fed by a Finco FM-5 yagi antenna mated to an absolutely essential rotor and mounted about 10 feet above the roof line. I considered myself lucky.
I know tuner technology has progressed since then, but you still need an outdoor antenna (preferably one you can position with a rotor) to even approach what you're suggesting.
Good info, thanks guys. I'll start them on their local classical station with ads and if they're hungry for more we'll experiment with outdoor antennas.
Don't bother with outdoor antennas for KUSC never gonna happen. Outdoor antennas will be great though and perhaps there is something closer to them with classical that is good.
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