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FM Antenna radio static

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Sep 4, 2011
Hamilton, NJ
Hello, After installing new fluorescent lights in my basement and garage I can't get FM radio reception. I bought lights from an electrical supply house hoping I would get a better quality ballast that was shielded. I guess not. Any ideas on how I could construct an exterior antenna and attach it to my radio. I read somewhere about wrapping the ballast in aluminum foil but I think heat would be a problem. Any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks, Jim
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