AM radio only works when I touch the antenna mount

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by bolero, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    I have a Marantz TA 100, and I only get AM radio if I am physically touching the anenna screw on the back

    it doesn't even give me static otherwise.....dead quiet


    I tried making an antenna out of a piece of speaker wire, but it made no difference

    what is up with this thing?

    FM works fine (??!)

    thanks!
     
  2. typesix

    typesix Active Member

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    Will need a very long piece of wire to get decent AM, FM is ok with short piece since the wavelength is much shorter.
     
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  3. vwestlife

    vwestlife Active Member

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    For AM reception, you either need a long wire (50+ feet) strung up outdoors, or an indoor loop antenna like this:

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  4. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    thanks!!


    I hunted one down used for $5, will try it out
     

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