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Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

Anybody have any ideas on a good, table model, AM/FM radio?

I am in a fringe area for radio reception and need something to bring in weak AM signals. The truck radio with an antenna works pretty good outside but I can't find any AM/FM table model that has an old fashioned exterior antenna connection.

Ideas anyone?

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

For AM only, try an antique 6-tube superheterodyne with a loop antenna in the back panel. They were much, much less popular than the 5-tube variety and will be hard to find, but they work a lot better than the 5-tube design and a lot better than most of what's available today.

I've heard good reviews about the Henry Kloss radio, which does have an external-antenna jack, but I haven't actually tried one yet.

That, or put the truck radio into a nice cabinet.

FM broadcasts will be limited as much by line of sight as by signal strength. VHF singnals don't follow the Earth's curvature the way lower-frequency radio waves do. Receiving distant stations will require an elevated antenna.


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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/am-fm-r...lus/index.aspx

I do not own any of their products yet, but they do advertise for exactly what you are talking about.

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

I have one of the C Crane radios -very good am reception and they also have some very good boost antennaes if you need one.

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

I have a C Crane boost antenna, or something like that. It helps, but it is positional. Kinda of a pain, but it works. I am watching this post, as I am needing a "new"AM radio for the garage.

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

I fourth the C Crane radio, a little pricey but worth it.

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

An update on my search for a good AM radio.

Several folks on another forum recommended a Tivoli Model One.

I ordered one and received it today. It is a beautiful little table model with a wooden cabinet available in several colors. It is obviously well built.....it looks like a little table model safe and is about as heavy.

It has great sound on FM but I still can't bring in any AM stations well enought to listen to. Tivoli has an external AM antenna that is designed specifically for this radio and I have ordered one.

I'll keep you informed when I receive the antenna.

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Don't want to snap on you, but the C-Crane is made specifically to bring in fringe AM stations. The Tivoli is heavy cause of the magnet and I always have wanted one for their reputed style and good sound from the FM, but AM is different and that's where the C Crane excels.

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Re: Looking For a Good AM Radio For The House

Thanks for the info on C-Crane.

If the Tivoli doesn't do better with the antenna...when I get it...I'll return it and try a C-Crane.

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