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Which tuner to get and getting the most from it. Thank God, for the radio!

seems to me that some folks need to get their heads around

FM radio reception as a dependent system, depending most on the antenna, and accepting that as FM wave-lengths are 12 ft on average that the antenna thus CAN'T be small.

Gain is the issue and gain is orthogonal with size.

Especially when DX-ing which is the case here.

The internet has lots of FM Dxing sites, to boot.

That they live on a mountain won't hurt, but the facts are what they are.


This attitude which focusses on the tuner / receiver seems rife here, and is implicit in your originating post.

It is simply not possible to get an FM station > 200 miles away without a seriously large antenna aimed at the transmitter.

A large exterior Rhombic -see FAQs here - on poles would be cheaper that two big and long and stacked log-periodic boom antennas.


Tim Bailey

Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger

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