Insert the small end of the AC adapter into the FM antenna. Then insert the other end of the AC adapter into an outlet. Set the FM radio to a frequency near 98 MHz. Hold the FM antenna in your hands and move it around until you get the best reception so you know where to put it. Set the FM radio to a frequency near 88 MHz and move it around to determine where the signal is clearest. Then move the dial to MHz and move the antenna around, then note the location where this frequency comes in clearest. Place the antenna on a stable, flat surface where it will receive good reception in most frequencies.
Radio Shack recommends putting it as high as possible. Mount the antenna on its stand so it remains stable. Turn the antenna upside down then slide the stand over the antenna body so their slots align. The question is, am I harming my reception by having two transformers in line? I looked on line for an F connector with two wires only. I'm going to try a Radio Shack Cat. Any thoughts on this? If this post is out of line here I apologize and will remove it to another place.
Their will be some insertion loss from any transformer. Have you tried this? It screws right to the end of any F connector equipped RG type cable. JoeESP9 , Aug 9, You've been following this thread for over 6 years?
I dipole anttenna is a better pick, same hook up. S Crow Wing Co. An "F" connector, like they use on cable TV? It doesn't sound like you actually have a dipole with wire just wrapped around a plastic tube. Both types will connect and work in the same way. What part of the antenna do I use to attract the wavelength frequency?
I would just try the dipole the "T" shaped antenna hooked to the ohm terminals on your receiver. It doesn't sound like you actually have a dipole with wire just wrapped around a plastic tube.
Right now I just have a piece of speaker wire stuck to the back of my receiver and it helped reception, but it still sucks. I don't listen to FM. Connect your radio to your antenna. Depending on your antenna model, there are a number of ways to do this. You may slide the F-connector port into the.
I've had good luck with "rabbit ears" as well. Not fancy, but easier to move around than the "T" if the T isn't pointing the right way when tacked to the wall you might have to use. Gun Doc , Aug 10, Interesting, nickrobotron still hangs out here, so I'm wondering how often he finds himself listening to FM these days? I do, sometimes, but MOG sharply curtailed the already relatively small amount of radio via the home system. If he does still use FM occasionally, what did you do about an antenna, nick? I like old TV rabbit ears. Easy to find at garage sales.
The newer TVs came with rabbit ears with just a small plastic post meant to stick into a hole on the molded plastic rear of the set, if you were going to use it.
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Very good link for your information One of the best websites I've seen on this subject Kenwood and Pioneer are at fault. If the stereo won't work, it could mean their tuners need realigned. Not easy for a non-professional to do. In the mean time, when tuning a strong station try sneaking up to it. In other words, very slowing tune it to get the stereo light to work. That little trick may or may not work. Bunty2 , May 8, From your picture it appears that you have a Ohm flat twin lead attachment from your antenna.
That the signal strength meter is reading high with no stereo suggests the problem is in your receivers. JoeESP9 , May 8, The Pioneer SX has a center channel tuning indicator but no signal strength.
Adjust the tuning to get the meter centered. In the photograph the stereo and power indicators appear to be illuminated. Connect the antenna wire to the antenna terminals on your stereo. Flat ohm antenna wire attaches directly to screw terminals, and round coaxial cable attaches directly to a cable-style F-connector. If necessary, use an adaptor to go from one type of wire to the other type of connector. Turn on your radio and test its FM reception.
Signals are directional, so adjust the antenna to pick up a specific station adequately. Unscrew your antenna wire from the back of the TV set or from a set-top box or DVD recorder, if that's where your antenna connects. Older televisions might have a pair of screw terminals, but most have the threaded cable-type F-connector. Connect the incoming antenna wire to a two-way signal splitter. If you're using flat-lead wire, use an adaptor to convert it to coaxial cable and use a standard cable splitter. Attach one new cable to the splitter and run it from there to your TV or set-top box and reconnect it.
Attach another to the splitter's second output and run it to your FM radio or your stereo receiver. Thread the end of the cable onto your radio or stereo's FM antenna input or use an adaptor to convert back to screw terminals. Turn on your stereo and check the reception on your preferred stations.
Adjust the direction of your antenna to find a compromise, if needed, between TV and FM radio reception. Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer.