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Simple ways to improve reception [message #90313] Mon, 13 May 2019 02:26 Go to next message
mamoss is currently offline  mamoss
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Have you ever had a radio that didn't pick a weak signal in a good location? I have previously heard that other electronics in the house can weaken the signal and turning them off can help. What other methods can be used?
Re: Simple ways to improve reception [message #90318 is a reply to message #90313] Mon, 13 May 2019 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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You can install an external antenna.
Re: Simple ways to improve reception [message #90320 is a reply to message #90313] Mon, 13 May 2019 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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You can also use an app on your phone. If you're in California and want to listen to a station in Bangor Maine, I don't think there is an antenna made that will pick up the signal.

But there is an app for that.
Re: Simple ways to improve reception [message #90325 is a reply to message #90313] Mon, 13 May 2019 12:57 Go to previous message
drake is currently offline  drake
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Just as Wayne suggests, your best bet is in attaching a 6-foot or longer length of wire to the antenna. You will find that most radios have a place where you can hook an external antenna.
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