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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Better listening tips


So.  I went out and drove our signal last night I had a clear and audible signal from Majors Place to Lages Junction.  The minor improvements in our audio processing have made a significant improvement in our signal.  

So, why are you not able to hear us better?  

1) Try turning your radio. Many radios have a ferrite antenna inside that runs the length of the radio. It is a very directional antenna.  Try rotating the radio to improve the signal.  No, I'm not going to move the 200 foot tower to help. 

2) Move the radio away from florescent or LED lighting, computers, or television sets.  The FCC knows these (mostly Chinese-made) devices interfere with AM (and in some cases FM) broadcast signals in violation of Part 15 of their rules and regulations and the FCC doesn't give a crap.  So listeners blame the stations instead of the FCC.  I'm used to it.  So, there you go.

3) Add a simple antenna.  Here are a couple of suggestions.

If you're cheap (Looking at you, Bobbie) try the suggestions in this video.

Another suggestion is this Terk Loop antenna that doesn't require anything outdoors.  It's similar to the old Select-a-tenna which has been long discontinued, but will bring dramatic improvement to your listening.  You can check it out by following this affiliate link, which also supports this radio station if you purchase it.

So try the first two before you try the other suggestions.  And thanks for listening!