U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Consumer Electronics
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:29 PM
 
2 posts, read 6,403 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

I would like to have a AM Antenna hook up to my Stereo , I have been told that there is no AM Antenna out there like a FM Antenna and I believe there most be a way that you can hook a antenna to a AM radio to get better reception , but what can the antenna be and how can it be hooked up?

I am looking to draw in more stations with better reception and less back ground noise.

Any comments are welcome in helping me with this problem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
3,784 posts, read 7,041,001 times
Reputation: 7473
Check out Improving AM Radio Reception

It gives a number of pointers for improving AM reception. Just remember...AM broadcasts are very susceptible to interference due strictly to the way it operates.

Good Luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2016, 07:51 AM
 
26,158 posts, read 15,740,286 times
Reputation: 17235
Its really sad..... OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE KINDA SHOWN A BLIND EYE TO THE AM BAND and most stuff they sell today GETS HORRIBLE OR NO AM RECEPTION!!!!

Stuff made from the 80s and earlier had EXCELLENT AM RECEPTION!!! (Especially walkmans -- Boy were they good)

I have a walkman I got @ salvation army last year but the cassette player doesnt work.... (One of the spool holders is gone) The radio is awesome in it however!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
3,970 posts, read 2,614,010 times
Reputation: 4741
What you need is an AM loop antenna. This is technology that goes back to the earliest days of broadcasting and the days of shortwave. These are very low frequency radio waves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_antenna
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
11,818 posts, read 13,961,605 times
Reputation: 8055
This post is 8 years old. How do you find these Dude?

No one is turning a blind eye to AM. Any modern radio pulls it in pretty well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2016, 06:09 PM
 
3,160 posts, read 8,214,746 times
Reputation: 1982
If anything, AM reception for your dollar is the best it's ever been. Thanks to digital signal processing technology, you can get excellent AM portables around $50.

Yeah, modern boomboxes have terrible AM, but they've never had good AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-30-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
16,723 posts, read 29,314,884 times
Reputation: 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swamp Rat View Post
I would like to have a AM Antenna hook up to my Stereo , I have been told that there is no AM Antenna out there like a FM Antenna and I believe there most be a way that you can hook a antenna to a AM radio to get better reception , but what can the antenna be and how can it be hooked up?

I am looking to draw in more stations with better reception and less back ground noise.

Any comments are welcome in helping me with this problem.
All depends on the radio you have. If it has a port or any place to connect an external AM antenna, then you can buy one from C.Crane, Amazon, and so on. But if the radio does not include a port for an external antenna like SW radios do, then you won't be able to do it. By the way, home receivers that have AM/FM bands usually include a place in the back panel for connecting AM and FM antennas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Consumer Electronics
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:45 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top