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fm reception

any tips on improving lock in of fm stereo? on mono all kinds of stations come in i am using a long length of speaker wire running out window receiver is a yamaha CR 220 do some receivers tune better than others?

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Re: fm reception

I also use just a wire for FM antenna, I have it pinned on my wall high up behind a sound curtain and it works fine. It also depends on where you are, FM waves behave differently than AM, it can be that maybe your tuner needs looking over or you simply need a better antenna - a dedicated FM antenna. Try an FM dipole (T-shape) antenna - you can either buy these or find a DIY instructions online. Or you could try positioning your current wire in different locations, see if it helps. Make sure you have it connected to the right terminal.