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I have an old TM-1 receiver and have a need to hook up an antenna to its connections, What are the options for best rural reception?

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  • RussellK6 Mar 05, 2009

    If I had the manual, then I wouldn't be asking this question. Unsatisfactory.

  • RussellK6 Mar 05, 2009

    I still need a suitable answer, not referring to the manual that I no longer have.

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Check the Wilson external antenna, that is the best solution, the whole system can be purchased for less than $300 :
Wilson Electronics 801230 Mini-Mobile
A non amplified external antenna will cost in total about $80:
Antenna + Cable

You can buy antenna and cable only, and buy the signal booster afterward if needed:
Wilson SignalBoost Amplifier

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The best rural reception, without cable, will be with an old fashioned TV antenna, the flat style, not the box type. On MOST of the elements, there will be a notch somewhere near the end. Cut the elements off at these notches. Your antenna will now be "Tuned" for FM reception. You can run flat, 300 ohm wire from the antenna.
If you have a plug on the receiver that looks like a cable tv plug, it will take the round, coax cable. If it has antenna screws, if you have the flat type if lead-in wire, just hook it up. If you have the round, cable TV style, you'll need a matching transformer, available at Radio Shack. It depends on 2 things, the type of connection on the receiver and the type of wire coming in from the antenna.

Aim the antenna toward the direction where most of your stations are located. Without a rotor, there is really no way to get ALL stations at the same power.

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I have a TV antenna (VHF/UHF/AM/FM) mast mounted outdoor that works great!!! It is a Wingard. It was high dollar but has been worth every penny, I'm in a rual area as well and with this antenna I get more tv stations than anyone around me plus the radio reception is great. Just be sure the antenna is properly grounded to minimize the possibility of stray voltages that may cause damage. The antenna conects to the stereo with a matching transformer (not electric just a barrel thing with two wires comming out). It changes the coax cable from the antenna to flat cable to connect to the sereo. Hope this helps

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Your antenna has a 75 ohm coax connection?

1. Buy a 75-300 Ohm balun/adapter that will convert the coax lead from your antenna to 2 wire spade terminal connection that will connect to the 300 ohm leads on your tuner.

2. The peculiar looking 75 Ohm connection provided on the back of your tuner is designed to accomodate a coax cable without a crimped on F-type connector. You can cut the connector off your antenna lead, but I would instead suggest that you find/purchase a short length of coax cable and a union/coupler fitting. Using the coupler, attach one end of the coax to the antenna lead. Take the other end and cut off the screw on F-type fitting, expose a suitable length of the center lead and peel back about an inch of the outer insulation jacket to expose the sheilding. Trim to length so that the center lead will reach the terminal screw with the exposed sheilding fitting under the "clamp" bracket.


also the another option for quick results is ------ the 4.95 dipole antenna from Radio Shack instead of the fancy Terk powered antenna. Its a great sounding tuner, btw.woks geart and supports TM-1 receiver.

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How old is the receiver as the signal receiving may be very weak for old device

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Do you have the manual or the wires to be connected. you can get the parts at radio shack .com

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