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    Default Radio Reception

    We have terrible radio reception in our 1912 2 1/2 story Colonial. Is there a way to improve reception in the whole house?
    Joan Alice

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    What type of roofng material?

    What type of siding?

    Is there any foil-faced insulation installed?

    Are you surrounded by tall buildings?

    Is the house situated down in a valley?

    Is the house surrounded by high voltage lines?

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    Have you tried an external Antena?

    You having problems with regular FM or AM or satellite radio?

    If you're close to a broadcasing tower it can cause problems receving other signals too.

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    Default Re: Radio Reception

    Dear Moon Over My Hammy:

    [QUOTE=Moon Over My Hammy;52755]"Have you tried an external Antena?"
    No. where should an external antenna be placed and is it linked to all radios in the house?

    "You having problems with regular FM or AM or satellite radio?"
    Both FM and AM and we don't have satellite radio.

    "If you're close to a broadcasing tower it can cause problems receving other signals too."
    We're not close to a broadcasting tower.
    I look forward to your response.
    Joan Alice

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    Default Re: Radio Reception

    Joan Alice you don't mention where you are located and how far you are from broadcast stations. Built in antennas in radios are notoriously weak and you need a pretty good signal for the radio to pick it up. External antennas even TV antennas can help and you would need a connection to each radio. Some florescent lights and other electrical equipment can cause interference.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Radio Reception

    Are we talking about multiple radios having poor performance.....or is there only one unit involved/being used?

    If only one unit involved...is that perhaps a receiver rather than a stand-alone and/or portable radio? IOW, does the radio/receiver you're using have an integral antenna? Many receivers don't or may only have a built-in/integral FM antenna. In that case you must supply the external antenna for the unit.

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    Default Re: Radio Reception

    Quote Originally Posted by ****hiller View Post
    What type of roofng material? Slate

    What type of siding? brick

    Is there any foil-faced insulation installed? no

    Are you surrounded by tall buildings? no

    Is the house situated down in a valley? no

    Is the house surrounded by high voltage lines?
    no

    Dear ****hiller:
    I've answered your questions above. Will this help with solving my problem?
    Look forward to hearing back from you.
    Joan Alice

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    Default Re: Radio Reception

    [QUOTE=****hiller;52752]What type of roofng material? Slate

    What type of siding? brick

    Is there any foil-faced insulation installed? no

    Are you surrounded by tall buildings? no

    Is the house situated down in a valley? no

    Is the house surrounded by high voltage lines? no

    Dear ****hiller:
    I've answered your questions above. Will this help with solving my problem?
    Look forward to hearing back from you.
    Joan Alice

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