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lorcav123 03-22-2019 05:15 PM

Is there a way to boost a fm radio antenna?
 
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I bought this FM radio clock:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mirr...75954c4d9hfxdz

but the radio signal is too weak, on 80 % of radio stations I hear crackling. Is there a way to boost a fm radio antenna? I think that at least 20% boost would solve crackling problem....


I was told that I should try to extend radio antenna cable with some metal wire if I understood correctly? ???? I need to cut those rubber layer skin on antenna and that connect that to metal extender?

Serious_Don 03-22-2019 05:23 PM

Strip off the last 1 or 2 inches of the rubber to expose the (copper?) wire inside. Try sticking that out a window to see if that helps at all and to rule out interference in your home.

I would cut about 5 feet of 16~ gauge speaker wire and completely replace that cable by soldering one end to the receiver and running the other end up the wall in a Y shape. Or you can try soldering it to the end of the existing cable (if you can't solder, just expose the copper wire about 1-2" and twist them together as good as you can).

Could also be that the stations you're listening to are > 90 miles away.


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