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recommendation for a very good indoor, urban FM antenna?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   VincentY

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Posted March 31 2003 - 12:02 AM

i'm getting my B&K 507 today and, being in nyc, need a very good FM antenna for indoor urban use.

should i just get one of those Terk things or are there some that are much better?

thanks!

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted March 31 2003 - 12:23 AM

Since you are in the city, why not just try the wire antenna that comes with the unit? I remember getting great FM reception in the Bronx with just the wire antenna. If you don't like the results you can then investigate other options. I have a powered Radio Shack antenna that seems to do the job (I don't listen to FM much on my receiver). Do you have cable TV, perhaps they provide FM stations ? Is an outdoor antenna a possibility ?

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Scott Kriefall

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Posted March 31 2003 - 01:14 PM

Dipole antenna, $3.99. It's highly unlikely that any of the Terk or similar indoor antennas will work any better -- and most will probably be quite a bit worse.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   VincentY

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Posted March 31 2003 - 04:12 PM

Scott,

Why wouldn't the Fanfare or Dynalab 1/2 wave models work a lot better?

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Scott Kriefall

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Posted April 01 2003 - 05:00 AM

I was referring to the Terk, Parsec, and other similar little indoor antennas -- whether amplified or un-amplified. The Fanfare and Dynalab are well thought of, however, and may pull in weak signals better than a simple dipole.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   shankar

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Posted April 01 2003 - 07:29 AM

The silver sensor from Sears or circuit city. $39.
Sincerely,

Shankar