From the Director of Engineering...
talk with listeners who have trouble with their radio reception.
This may be caused by living in a valley, or too near large buildings,
or perhaps having an office in a basement.
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Because of listeners problems, I decided
to do some research on what could be done to increase signal strength
for those people with similar problems. While there are many companies
that offer antennas, I purchased a number of different styles from
the Terk company. They
all worked. An they wll were attractive looking units.
The antenna we recommend is the Terk FM Edge antenna. With a compact,
high-tech design that includes a built-in amplifier and noise filters,
it can be adjusted to optimize reception of both strong and weak
stations. Standing up, the antenna is omni-directional. On its side,
the antenna becomes directional enabling the user to zero in on
To get this antenna, we would suggest going to amazon.com and doing a search for Terk Edge Antenna. That should bring up a variety of vendors and prices.
How can I tell if my radio can use an external antenna?
The Terk Edge antenna will work if your radio provides
a 300 ohm screw-type antenna connection or a 75 ohm
cable TV-type connector. Standard "receivers"
usually provide both types and we've found that the
Bose radio uses the 75 ohm connector.
Radios with telescopic "rabbit ears" antennas
don't usually provide external antenna connections.
But one listener told us that he successfully connected
an external antenna to his the rabbit ears. We want
to try this out ourselves before recommending it.
you have questions, please email Ric
Jung, Director of Engineering.