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 Post subject: AM Anetnna Amplifier
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:49 pm 
 
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Hi folks,

Does anyone know of a good AM antenna amplifier? I listen to a lot of AM radio and the reception where I live is very bad. It is not due to noise in the channel, it's just a weak signal. I don't really want to mount a big outdoor antenna. Something local inside would be great.

Thanks guys.


 
   
 
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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:49 pm 
 
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Hey, how did I become the Wright Brothers?


 
   
 
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Hey Cube
You've cloned yourself. How do you do that?
Kool threads though. And those hats are to die for.


 
   
 
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Oh no. OMG, I have become a leaky seive. That will do my defense credntials no good at all. Or am I suffering wave-particle duality as I encounter a doorway? Help. Will no-one save this son of the widow?


 
   
 
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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:23 pm 
 
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nubbage wrote:
Oh no. OMG, I have become a leaky seive. That will do my defense credntials no good at all. Or am I suffering wave-particle duality as I encounter a doorway? Help. Will no-one save this son of the widow?


Fear not - Webmaster Man to the rescue :roll:

To answer Cube Slave's question about the Wright Borthers, I kind of randomly assigned some the newly posted avatars to users. You can change it by clicking on the Profile button at the top, once you have logged in. Mr. Nubbage got a cool one for all his hard work... not that you are not cool, too. Hmmm. might have stepped in it here.

And, for the original question, I have an answer. My own home is located a fair distance from the AM radion station that I listen to, so I did some research into signal strengthening products that really work. The one I found, and now use, is a passive, tunable loop that sits near the AM radio. You fiddle with the tuning dial and the location/angle of the loop until you achieve the best signal. There are no batteries, power supplies, or wires to connect.

Mine was bought through Amazon. Here is the page (click on text):
Terk Technology AM-1000 Advantage Passive AM Indoor Antenna


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