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Sangean ANT-100: a must have for fringe reception of NOAA WX radio
on November 8, 2011
I've been a ham radio op for over 20 years, so I take my radio seriously. We live in a ravine in rural Western New England, and have always had trouble picking up NOAA weather radio. After dealing with the March 8, 2011 hyper-rain event in which we almost lost our house to a brook flooding event, I picked up the Sangean CL-100 radio with NOAA SAME. The CL-100 has great sensitivity and pulled in the signal, but it was full of band noise. So I ordered the matching ANT-100 external antenna, hooked it up, and it was a home run.
Update, May 18, 2012:
The antenna has been in use since last year - merely sitting on the cabinet next to the CL-100 radio, inside of the house. I picked it up to dust yesterday and the co-ax cable fell out of the base! No way to fix it as the base is sealed. I'm past my Amazon return period, and cannot find a contact at Sangean, yet, to get a warranty replacement on it. Very disappointing, as the radio requires a RCA connector for the antenna. I guess I'll have to make a simple long wire antenna to replace it.