Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: FM reception
Re: FM reception
From: Glenn Ervin at home <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 09:07:51 -0600
I would use a splitter, and a long piece of double, "single strand" wire,
and after about 3 feet, separate the double wires for a foot or 2 on each
side, and tie a knot at the point where the wires are no longer separated,
and you should have a nice antenna.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Urwiler" <curwiler_at_comcast.net>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: FM reception
Wouldn't this have an effect on the impedance that is presented to the
output amp? Oh, wait, I guess not since the wires don't complete a
circuit. Hmmm.... So this wouldn't have an effect on it at all. Question
then: Which wires are the antenna? Since there are only two leads on a
dipole antenna, do I hook them to tip and ring, or tip and sleeve, or...
I like this idea... Some days while sitting at my desk I'd like to listen
to the radio but the reception is so awful I get mostly static with some
music in the background. That is unless I stand up, hold the FMR in my
right hand, while holding my headphone cord in the air with my left hand.
Problem is I need my hands to write software... <g>
Thanks for the input.
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of David McIntyre
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: FM reception
The best FM antenna is a dipole arranged horizontally. That is, 2 leads
parallel for a short distance, then out to each side perpendicular for
foot on each side. I don't know how this fits into the FMR's circuitry,
anyone has ideas, let me know. I can probably make a straight through
adapter with protruding antenna. :)
Received on 2003-11-07