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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.

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    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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Well Yes you can improve the reception, please follow the below steps -

Improve FM Radio Reception -
 
1. If you don't have an antenna connected to your FM receiver, purchase a simple dipole antenna--a simple T-shape flexible wire-- and connect it to the FM antenna inputs on the receiver. Because FM signals are directional, you'll want to experiment with the positioning of the wire to find the best reception of the station you're trying to receive.
 
2. If you're still not getting a good signal, try an indoor amplified antenna, which you'll find at an electronics store. Don't buy one unless you get a guarantee that you can return it for full credit if it doesn't solve your reception problems.
 
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3. Plug the radio into a different AC outlet.
 
4. Move the radio closer to a window.
 
5. Experiment to learn if appliances and powered products in your home are causing interference: computer monitor, television, electric blanket, light dimmer, fluorescent light, hair dryer, air conditioner, smoke detector. If possible, turn off the offending item. Otherwise, move the radio to another room.
 
6. Upgrade to an external antenna if your receiver, tuner or radio has a place to connect one.
 
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  • Many antennas are designed only for reception of either VHF or UHF signals (but not both). For example, the commonly used “rabbit ears” indoor antenna is only suitable for receiving VHF signals. To receive UHF signals, an indoor antenna should also include a wire loop or other feature for reception in that band.
  • The reception capabilities of TV antennas also vary considerably, so be sure to talk to retail consultants and look at information on the packaging and/or the Internet to make sure that any new antenna you may choose provides good reception of both VHF and UHF channels. In addition, if you use an indoor antenna and receive signals on VHF channels, you may need to use an antenna with amplification.
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