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OK, but there are better, less expensive options
on July 18, 2010
I've been on a long quest to find an antenna that would bring in my favorite FM station, 60 miles away. I live in hilly, rural country -- but I'm on top of one of those hills. The simple dipole that came with my receiver didn't receive this station at all. I then tried several amplified antennas that sit table-top. One of them got me very fuzzy reception. I then tried the Terk FM-50, exterior-mounted on the side of my house. It was gave me reception, though with considerable static, even after experimenting with different locations, positions. Then I bought the Magnum Dynalab ST-2 -- by a factor of 2X, the most expensive option I tried. I mounted it on the best wall (after experimenting with different locations) inside my garage. It received this desired station better than any of the previous options I tried, but with some low-level, background static. [Eventually, I tried an omnidirectional Weingard HD-6010 (ca. $25, including mounting bracket) -- mast-mounted (short length of pipe) from the high ceiling inside my garage. Great reception; no static.] This Magnum Dynalab might work better for you than it did for me, but based on my experience, I'd recommend a simple omnidirectional mast-mount.