In Reply to: Picking up a station 350 miles away posted by aarocks on September 7, 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.
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Topic - Picking up a station 350 miles away - aarocks 09:20:08 09/07/16 (15)
- RE: Picking up a station 350 miles away - kingjim1954 16:50:07 09/24/16 (0)
- seems to me that some folks need to get their heads around - Timbo in Oz 15:58:27 09/14/16 (3)
- Still no chance - Awe-d-o-file 16:44:10 09/14/16 (2)
- RE: Picking up a station 350 miles away - firstname.lastname@example.org 20:34:10 09/08/16 (1)
- Yes - Awe-d-o-file 08:33:39 09/09/16 (0)
- No Chance - Awe-d-o-file 19:19:01 09/08/16 (0)
- RE: Picking up a station 350 miles away - 6bq5 22:22:14 09/07/16 (0)
- A rhombic wire antenna made using 300 ohm twin ribbon in a loft or an outdoor rhombic can do a very good job. - Timbo in Oz 20:45:34 09/07/16 (0)
- If they don't want to use an.... - kootenay 11:22:42 09/07/16 (1)
- RE: If they don't want to use an.... - Awe-d-o-file 16:54:15 09/14/16 (0)
- Absent an outdoor antenna... - Jim Treanor 11:00:03 09/07/16 (2)