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Absent an outdoor antenna...

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 luck.


Jim
http://jimtranr.com


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