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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:46 am 
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Hi,

Have a look at this recent forum where FM tuners and antennae are discussed.

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/vi ... 40&t=42010

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David Neice

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:38 pm 
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I bought a fm only antenna , $35 and use a dish braket to hold it , another $25. and installed it on my roof. just on the side part of highest peak on my roof, with great result, I live 1 hour from Ottawa and montreal, and get all channel from those 2 place , very well.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:56 pm 
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I've tried both the Fanfare and the Magnum-Dynalab "whip"-style antennas, but here in City of Toronto the old "T"-style wire antenna works far better. Same experience when I lived in Ottawa. Doesn't matter what tuner, either: M-D MD102, Luxman T-117, Perreaux TU-3, etc., etc.

On t'other hand, most of my listening is to CBC Radio One.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:16 pm 
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By all means go for a decent antenna solution. When I used FM frequently I went with a BIC Beam Box to get away from the dreaded T antenna.

It worked, maybe not as well as some better options mentioned here. Not sure if there is a modern equivalent, they do pop up from time to time in the market.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:21 pm 
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The MD ST-2 is made by Metz Communication Corp.. A great antenna.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:52 pm 
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I third the Magnum Dyna wip -st2...

Mounted at the side of my house, atop my fence post. Keep away from siding and metal, clear of obstructions.

For inside, a Godar, a Technics wing-type, or the Bic Beam Box all work good. FYI, inside (system 2) I also use a Beam-Box.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Go see the guys at Sound Hounds . I got both the ST2 and a ribbon from them . Friends I have in Vic using the ribbon are getting good results . Where I'm at (mid island ) the ST2 pulls in Bellingham (92.9) good on most days . I also have a power'd rabbit ears that I got from the Source (Nexxtech mdl#1508937B) that works good too .


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:16 pm 
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Bikezappa wrote:
I also listen to a lot of FM music. I would suggest you first try Rabbit Ears. You can easily position them for the best FM reception for each FM channel. Cheap also.


Yup, That's what I use a set of TV Rabbit ears.

Ott.


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