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

WHOM comes in all over the state!

Heck, I used to listen to it sometimes (Christmastime) down in Harvard, MA.

You ought to be able to get one of the NHPR stations fairly well.
Mrs. H (still) drives down to NBPT once a week from here and listens to an NHPR (and a Maine NPR station, sometimes, too) on the NH-101 to I-95 leg of the trip.

I am on the other side of NH from you (CT River "Upper Valley"). We listen to VPR on 89.5 MHz. I think that tower is atop Mt. Ascutney.

Indoor (amplified) antennae are terrible compromises -- all of them.
All in all, a well-made (and, if possible, tuned to a single frequency if one listens mostly to one station) simple FM "T" dipole is a pretty darned good option for an indoor antenna -- as long as it can be oriented for good reception of the desired station(s) without being obtrusive.

All this being said, I do use an indoor amplified antenna -- because I am too lazy to put up a proper outdoor directional antenna (I even have one -- and a rotator, too). Just one lazy mo'fo.

I am currently using a Technics "Wing" antenna that I got at NEARC for $7. It's OK -- and something of a conversation piece.

Do you ever go to NEARC or (even better) NEAR-Fest? NEAR-Fest isn't too far from you (Deerfield) and it's coming up Oct. 14-15. NEARC is in Brookline NH and is on Sept. 24. Both are good opportunities to pick up an indoor antenna inexpensively to try.

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If you feel like getting up the gumption to cross the state on I-89 (it's a small state!), c'mon over sometime and I can send you home with a few to try if you like. A gala assortment of 'em here.
Heck, I could even mail one to you to try if you like. Send me an e-mail via the Asylum e-mail if you like...


Sorry this is so ramblin'... :-/
Hope it's even a wee bit helpful.

(NEARC website is www.nearc.net The NEAR-Fest link is below).




all the best,
mrh


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