My NOS/NIB FM Aerial Antenna was delivered ToDay! *

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by coolhandjjl, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. coolhandjjl

    coolhandjjl Embiggened Pompatus Thread Starter

    Location:
    Appleton
    Look what FedEx just dropped off!

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    More pics to come later!!
     
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  2. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm going to assume you listen to a lot of FM radio!
     
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  3. coolhandjjl

    coolhandjjl Embiggened Pompatus Thread Starter

    Location:
    Appleton
    I just picked up a Marantz 125 tuner. All part of my analog and vinyl motif for my Bruce Wayne study upstairs. Downstairs in the Bat Cave is my digital music files Leviathon rig.

    That t wire does diddly, and the TV Yagi in the attic only does so much. There’s really only a couple stations I listen to, but it was $75. Couldn’t not buy it.
     
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  4. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Best of luck with it. There are no stations in Philadelphia worth listening to. But now for some reason you have me researching antennas!
     
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  5. coolhandjjl

    coolhandjjl Embiggened Pompatus Thread Starter

    Location:
    Appleton
    The Channel Master 3025 is THE fm antennae to get. Unobtanium now unless Craigslist searches bear fruit. I found mine from someone in northern Minnesota where the seller looked like they were clearing out an old family members shop of unsold inventory. Ok, so it wasn’t just $75. I have a FedEx account and shipping was $35. :p

    The Channel Master 3025 was formerly the 4408, equally as revered.
     
  6. AP1

    AP1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    There is (was? - I moved from there two years ago) a classical/jazz station. I always listened to it in the car why driving back from work - that was jazz time after 6pm.
     
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  7. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    WRTI. I forgot about that one. That's the only station worth listening to.
     
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  8. AP1

    AP1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    They always had announcements of local live performances. That was useful, likely not so much now with COVID restrictions.
     
  9. Bananajack

    Bananajack Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Geez man, THAT is the right stuff - love that antenna!
     
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  10. Paul_s

    Paul_s Forum Resident

    Location:
    North England
    You should be able to pick up Voyager 1 with that :cheers:
     
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  11. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    Cool, you found one! I have the same one on my roof that I installed about 17 years ago when I got my first HD TV for over air, and now use for FM tuners. This is a good model.

    Luck would have it, mine took a lightning strike a couple of months back, and it blew out the amplifier I had attached to it too. It's been acting up a little, so I am going to try and find one too. Where did you get it? The Bay?
     
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  12. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    I used to listen to XPN years ago when visiting. Are they still around or any good? I suppose I could check for myself but prefer asking!
     
  13. coolhandjjl

    coolhandjjl Embiggened Pompatus Thread Starter

    Location:
    Appleton
    CL. And it’s going in the attic to keep it free from storms, trees, etc.
     
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  14. ggergm

    ggergm For the times they are a-changin'

    Location:
    Minnesota
    When I installed an antenna on my roof, along with my TV antenna I had a Channel Master that looked like that. It must have been one of those two models. I did that installation maybe 18 years ago when HDTV first came out and you had to have an antenna to get any HD material.

    When the HD antenna came down, so did the FM one. Now I have a whip antenna designed for a boat. It receives well enough but I bet your antenna, @coolhandjil, works better.

    Nice score.
     
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  15. Hardcore

    Hardcore Quartz Controlled

    Location:
    UK
    You need one of these badboys to go with it now, endless fun.

     
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  16. AP1

    AP1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    This one is for HF only, highest frequency it covers - 52MHz still way below antenna's working band (88-108 MHz).
     
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  17. tumbleweed

    tumbleweed Three chords and an attitude

    Location:
    Colorado foothills
    WMMR no longer viable? I used to love that station driving from Baltimore to NY back in the day...'course, that's when Earle Bailey was around...
     
  18. Hardcore

    Hardcore Quartz Controlled

    Location:
    UK
    My mistake. I’m sure they also have a model for VHF.
     
  19. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire

    Location:
    MI
    Great find. No one I am aware of makes an FM antenna now with more than four elements. It is almost not worth buying as an omni- directional has a few dB gain. Forget those FM stations 70 miles away with four elements. Your antenna will have no issue at 70 miles away unless a mountain is in the path.
     
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  20. 911s55

    911s55 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wa state
    Do you have a pole that goes from the study to the cave?
     
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  21. jupiterboy

    jupiterboy Forum Residue

    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Been lucky to live in two cities with a Classical station. I leave my tuner on and it's always what I have on as I warm up my tubes. Amazing how often there's something on that keeps me interested.
     
  22. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    I use air antenna at my home which we are behind another 1000 feet of mountain and 45 miles away from the north city station, plus 62 miles away from the south point. Ive tried so many different antennas including beams with rotaries, channel master, clear stream, 8 bay bowtie, dual antenna, name it.. with or without preamp boosters. I can only get 17 channels and disrupted.
    I bought this RCA simple antenna that was recommended by a cable repairman. I took my chance . Boom 50+ channels all clear and it was only sticking 3 feet high on top of my roof.
    I guess I can plug my radio here too. One of the best investment I made..


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  23. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    I wont really believe all the rocket science lines of bull crap they write in their ads. you gotta get up there in the roof and try it one by one for yourself. seriously.
    For sure, the aluminum elements are better than any of them.
     
  24. coolhandjjl

    coolhandjjl Embiggened Pompatus Thread Starter

    Location:
    Appleton
    I found one place that makes speciality ones to cover only a 3MHz range of your choice. One of my stations is 88.1, the other 91.1. Thought about it, but I’m an old-school guy and this was far cheaper anyway.
     
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  25. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    They are still around, but their playlists stink. They also had a Rolling Stones weekend last year and the DJs all crapped on their post Some Girls work. That was enough for me.
     

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