AM radio

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by chorizo, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    fracking kids with their stupid phone that suck up energy, waste rare minerals, create polluting waste just to make them up only to change it in 2 years because they are no cool enough, and polluting with dead toxic batteries that dont even last 2 years, only to run CPUs for at most 3h, to decode encoded digital sound sent by stealing phone companies and cell tower operators cooking our brains every few miles with yet another antenna...

    all that while a good 50 years old low frequency am antenna covering 50 miles and a rechargeable AA batteries receiver can do the thing...
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  2. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Did your wife run off with a cell phone salesman by any chance? :D
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  3. drm

    drm Been here awhile

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    +1 on This American Life. What a great production.
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  4. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    LOL! Nah, it felt like an appropriate moment to slap em in the back of the head. I`m just tired of being ruled by overwhelming masses with their mediocrity taking control just by popularity instead of intelligence.
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  5. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    I'm looking for one that gets good long distance reception at night. I like to listen to stations from different cities around the country. I have a Radio Shack DX-398 shortwave with AM, FM, .... but the AM reception at night is awful.
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  6. MZ5

    MZ5 Been here awhile

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    That's what I do, too. On the bike you can't do what I'm about to suggest unless you have _lots_ of free space to pack in. Can't do it on the move, either, but at home the best thing I've ever used to improve AM reception is the Select-A-Tenna. It looks to me like there are other, similar items available now, too. Perhaps one of them could work better on a bike?

    Radiolabs.com _may_ have some useful products and recommendations for you, too.
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