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joan alice
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

goldhiller
Re: Radio Reception

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?

Moon Over My Hammy
Re: Radio Reception

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.

joan alice
Re: Radio Reception
goldhiller wrote:

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

joan alice
Re: Radio Reception

[QUOTE=goldhiller]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 Goldhiller:
I've answered your questions above. Will this help with solving my problem?
Look forward to hearing back from you.
Joan Alice

joan alice
Re: Radio Reception

Dear Moon Over My Hammy:

[QUOTE=Moon Over My Hammy]"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

JLMCDANIEL
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

goldhiller
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.

NEC
Re: Radio Reception

I have a JVC in my office. The sound is great with CD's but it has a crap radio receiver. I just listen on-line.

Moon Over My Hammy
Re: Radio Reception

Do you have an aeral antena for broadcast TV reception?

joan alice
Re: Radio Reception

To: Goldhiller, Moon over Hammy and Jack:
I don't know if I can address all of you in this one e-mail but in answer to some of your questions.
I live on the Boston MA border, surrounded by 2 to 3 story homes.Not too close together. The radio reception on one unit is particularly terrible ... it's on a desk in the kitchen on a wall away from windows. It does have an external aerial but we have to keep moving it around and it doesn't work that well. We don't have an outdoor aerial for tv reception.
I was hoping something unobtrusive could be installed in the electrical system that would improve reception, but it sounds like that would not work.
Thank you all for your interest and help.
Joan Alice

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