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61 of 62 people found this helpful
on September 27, 2011
I just bought this type of antenna (it's really basic, the one I got was under ten bucks) and I am absolutely blown away. I have been holding onto an old, 70's radio/8-Trak player in my basement just for the cool factor of it (fine, I'm a geek) but the time finally came when I had to accept that fuzzy 8-Traks and one staticy radio station wasn't going to cut it anymore. I was about to put the final nail in the coffin and make it the garage radio when I realized, genius that I am, that I had never hooked an antenna up to it to see if it would help with the reception. I just got this today and instantly turned that old beast into the best radio in my house, and I like radios, I have about 6 of them. I promise I am not exaggerating when I say it was picking up stations that I didn't even know were available in this area.
I live in a rural area, the closest big cities are about an hour away in any direction. My area is flat though, so I've got that going for me. The radio is in the basement and this antenna is thumb tacked to the rafters in the ceiling. I did notice that repositioning the antenna did help with some reception so it's not as if it's a magic bullet or anything. Oh, and it's not pretty, that's for sure. This is going to take up a lot of space, but if you're not too worried about that and you want a quick, cheap way to seriously boost your stereo this is it.