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recommendation wanted - BASIC cheap FM radio antenna for stereo receiver

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Re: recommendation wanted - BASIC cheap FM radio antenna for stereo receiver

Post by statmanmi » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:42 pm

DJ-MichaelAngelo wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:26 pm

... A couple of the engineering guys from the radio station offered some advice including "suggestion might be a Yagi directional antenna aimed at SW Grand Rapids" and then also an "antenna outside with proper coax and baluns should do the job". So I'm planning to buy this Directional Outdoor FM Antenna from Stellar Labs (model #30-2460) and try to mount it on the roof. Wish me luck!

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30- ... dp/97W3565
Hi DJ,

If you haven't already ordered this Stellar Labs antenna, see the Private Message I just sent you regarding one I have still in the box in my garage that I'd loan/sell you. I just never have had the "hobby time" to pursue getting it in place (let alone fix my TV antenna that spun about 20 degrees on the mast during a January storm).
Ben Zonia wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:00 pm
What station are you trying to get? The 92.9 translator you mention may be getting interference from the Cadillac or Grand Ledge stations on 92.9. That would be much improved by a directional antenna....
As Ben Zonia mentioned, the circular omni-directional FM antenna you tried would be prone to getting signals from all directions. The larger Stellar Labs that you've asked about will be very directional, so you can point it right at the broadcast tower for 92.9 on the Butterworth dump (south of John Ball Zoo and just north of the Grand River).

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi



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