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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Buck Turgidson, Dec 2, 2007.

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  1. I am getting to close up my walls after a basement remodel. Before I do, I
    was wondering if there was a way to fashion an FM antenna, such as coax or
    something like that snaking up the wall, that might give me a bit of FM
    reception in the basement.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. For those who don't get the joke, Buck Turgidson was the crazy Air Force
    officer in "Dr. Strangelove" played by Sterling Hayden.
     
  4. bw

    bw Guest

    Wrong. The character was played by George C. Scott.
     
  5. Yes, and it wasn't Turgidson that was (all that) crazy - it was Gen Jack D.
    Ripper.

    Mark Z.
     
  6. Right. Thanks for the correction.
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Before you close up the walls, you can hack together a quick antenna to see
    if it is worth the effort. The most popular FM antenna was once the "folded
    dipole" made from twin-transmission line ... that was back when balanced 300
    ohm antenna inputs were common. With coax inputs, an ordinary wire dipole
    antenna is a good choice.

    Orient the antenna for the best reception for the weakest station of
    interest.

    Google for "dipole antenna" to determine how long to make the antenna.
     
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