[TriLUG] OT - AM reception
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 10:20:26 EST 2005
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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