Radio has been
around since the early 1900's to the public. It allows us to
keep up to date with what is happening locally or far away. We
hear music, talk of all types and it keeps us up to date with
everything from information to emergency situations that could
affect us. Radio allows you to hear different points of interest
regarding any topic near or far. The great thing about radio is
it is free to listen.
Here you will find types of radios, antennas needed or other
types of receiving.
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Tired of missing your favorite radio talk show?
Try using a device to record the show. There are several items
out there that can record and play back at another time. Tape
players, such as the
VersaCorder by C. Crane, will record onto cassette tapes and
allow setting timers while you are sleeping or away. Another
great device to use would be the
CC Witness by C. Crane. This digital recording device can do
so much for such a small unit and it includes AM and FM radio.
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Is your reception affected by radio noise? If
you hear humming or buzzing sounds while listening to the AM
band, it could be coming from electrical interference. Please
review the following for devices that can affect your AM
Station Reception Poor?
If the reception to your favorite station is not coming
in during the day but real strong at night, it could be
a result of the station broadcasting at a low power or
transmitting in a different direction away from your
location. To find out station information, visit
An antenna may help but if you are outside of the Fringe
area, an antenna may not help.
What is the proper length for a good AM wire antenna?
The optimum antenna length can be calculated by dividing
the desired AM station frequency (example 810 kHz) into the
number 1005, and multiplying by 1000 to determine the full
wavelength 1005 divided by 810kHz = 1.240 x 1000 = 1,240 feet
This means the best antenna length for 810 AM would be 1,240
feet long because this is the actual full wavelength of the
AM antennas can also be very effective when they are made to
capture the half wave (1/2) or quarter wave (1/4). This is good
information because not everybody has room for a 1,240 foot long
1,240 feet (full wave) divided by 2 = 620 feet (1/2 wave)
1,240 feet (full wave) divided by 4 = 310 feet (1/4 wave)