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BIC The Beam Box

Electronically Directable FM Antenna (1977-83)

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Reviewed Nov 27th, 2017 by VulcanNomad1170

I've read many posts and comments about using the Beam Box. I've had one for many years and strongly recommend short of an external antenna. I've also read that the Terk amplified antenna is better. I disagree. I purchased the Terk, and compared it to the BIC, the BIC won hands down. I lived in suburbia all my life, so the reception is adequate, but better with the BIC. The BIC isn't amplified either. I had it back in the late 70's into the 80's. Lately I've been purchasing vintage receivers and instead of the ugly traditional 'T' dipole antenna, I found myself purchasing it on ebay and glad I did. Some people mention the T dipole is better and much cheaper, but I like to see those folks get up and unpin the dipole and move it around each time you tune to a station.

 

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re: The Beam Box

I have an FM10 and while it can't do much if you are in a complete dead zone for radio reception, it does help bring in fringe signals. Will not replace a good outdoor antenna of course but worth it if you can still find one and can't put in an outdoor antenna.

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