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, "dean_0_way" <dean_0_way@...>
> Hi again ;
> I'm looking for a FM/AM radio with antenna hook up's for testing
> different antennas and designs ;
> Thought i would post here to see if you all have a favorite unit ?
> must be smaller and use house voltage or batt.
> Thanks in advance
Hi, Dean! Radio or tuner? I have a Grundig S350DL which I enjoy
using. It has a PAL socket for FM (you will need a Radio Shack 278-
265 F to PAL adapter, usually placed by the radios in most Radio
Shacks), and tab type terminals for AM and SW.
This radio has a built in ferrite rod loop for AM which works well.
Connecting this radio to my rooftop mounted yagi really brings in the
stations, improving an already good radio.
I have tried using a longwire for SW, but find that simply clipping
to the longwire to the radio's telescoping antenna via an alligator
clip works as well, sometimes better, than using the terminals on
back of the radio. Go figure.
I did experiment with some of my AM loops with the Grundig S350DL.
One that I like, the simple untuned "Ultimate" loop had no effect at
all. This may be because the built in ferrite loop was picking up
far more signal. The Ultimate does work very well for AM on my
various stereo tuners and receivers. At night I can regularly pick
up a number of stations around the country from 500-1000 miles away
with no problem. During the day, I can listen to a 5000 watt station
more than 150 miles away. So, I was somewhat disappointed that this
untuned loop would not work with my Grundig. See my folder Loop Kits
in the Photos section, and the links I posted in the Links.
The other AM Loop I have tried with this radio is the MTM Scientific,
which works well either with no connection, just mutual induction
coupling, or via use of a pickup coil I have added to this antenna.
This antenna also works well with my various stereo tuners and