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Fitting an fm antenna to my stereo radio

Discussion in 'Audio' started by geordief, Nov 24, 2021 at 5:08 PM.

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  1. geordief

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    • I got a Akai aa-m8l stereo radio receiver second hand and it has come without an fm antenna although there is a point on it at the back for a 75 ohm antenna.


      It looked like a terrestrial tv antenna would go into it (I have a few) but it was little too large.


      Can I order this part online (or from shop) and work away as if it was a normal tv antenna?(attach a coaxial

      cable and solder a couple of extensions)


      Or is it just as easy (and cheap) to buy a 75 ohm fm radio antenna)?


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  2. bertus

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  3. dave9

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    Just get a whole antenna, F type male, wire or mast already attached. Examples:

    https://www.amazon.com/75-ohm-fm-antenna/s?k=75+ohm+fm+antenna

    If you have bad reception and need a roof mount antenna or extended outside, yes you could run coax to an antenna element but if a long run, will need an amp designed for that frequency band.
     
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  4. geordief

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    I just have a house with very thick walls and need a small indoors antenna to "look around the corner" as it were.
    I don't need anything on the roof

    I am getting half decent reception as it is but imagine it will be better if I attach an aerial of some sort to the fm antenna socket.
     
  5. geordief

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    Thanks. That seems to be the job. :)
     
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