[TriLUG] OOT - AM reception
jgroves at krenim.org
Mon Feb 21 12:31:44 EST 2005
Until I recently got a filter for my phone line, all I had to do was
pick up the receiver of my phone and I'd get 850AM all the time!
Rick DeNatale wrote:
>Since there's already an OT thread about reusing ethernet coax, I
>thought one of our esteemed members might have some insight on another
>This morning, my wife was upset because instead of running Imus, MSNBC
>was showing Bush's speech in Brussels, and she wanted to listen to
>Imus on 850 on our family room receiver.
>The problem is I haven't worked out how to get any kind of decent AM
>reception on our AM receiver. I mostly get a buzz instead of The Buzz.
> I think that the buzz we are getting is coming from other units in
>our "A/V stack, like the DirectTV receiver etc.
>When we built our house a few years ago, I ran two RG6 cables and a
>300 ohm twinlead from the cabinet where the AV equipment is housed up
>to the attic. The RG6 cables are used for OTA TV and OTA FM, and the
>twinlead was intended for AM. The FM feed works well, even though we
>are less than a mile from the WCPE transmitter. The OTA TV works
>sporadically for digital TV, and the AM reception is useless.
>Any suggestions on how to get better AM reception for the rare times we want it?
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