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Omnidirection AM antenna

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Jul 29, 2010
Hi all. I have an am/fm tuner in my basement. I have a omni fm antenna in my attic that works great for the tuner. I'm now in search of an am antenna in a similar setup. Since I'm in my basement, a omni directional antenna is desired. This is due to the assumption that it would be best to have the antenna above ground (probably higher). This would make it very inconvenient to direct the antenna every time I need to optimize reception. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated!


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Feb 11, 2009
just a random length wire should work fine

the longer the better

and you can staple it around the roof rafters
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