What type of antenna is best for FM radio?

15 Best Long Range FM Radio Antennas

  • Dual Electronics MANT16B Durable Mast Long Range Marine Antenna.
  • TERK Omni-Directional Indoor FM Antenna.
  • Antop Amplified Radio Antenna Indoor AM/FM Antenna.
  • Fancasee Telescopic FM Antenna.
  • Bingfu Magnetic Base FM Antenna.
  • ANTV 50 Mile Radio Antenna.

Can I use a TV antenna as an FM antenna?

Most digital television transmissions (including HDTV broadcasts) are in the UHF band (300 MHz to 3,000 MHz). So if your antenna is designed for UHF/HDTV frequencies only, then it will not receive the FM broadcasts very well.

Can you make your own FM antenna?

It is quite easy to make a simple DIY FM dipole antenna. They can be made in a variety of ways, and for minimal cost. They may prove to be the ideal solution for an internal FM antenna, possibly in the attic or roof space, or they may be used when a temporary antenna is needed.

How do I improve my FM reception?

How to Fix Poor FM Radio Reception

  1. Remove any obstacles you can.
  2. Check and replace antenna connections.
  3. Run a frequency scan.
  4. Switch from stereo to mono.
  5. Move your antenna: If you have an indoor antenna, place it near a window as high as possible to avoid interference from materials used in wall construction.

Can I use speaker wire for antenna?

It’s common practice for hams to feed dipole antennas in the center with coax line. You can also use speaker cable and make the unbalance happen at the transmitter end with an SO-239 connector as you describe.

How long should a single wire FM antenna BE?

The overall length for the antenna should be about 150 cms, i.e. each leg should be 75 cms. This length should make the resonant frequency fall slightly in the lower half of the FM broadcast band, but often the more popular stations may be found in this region.

What can I use for FM antenna?

A dipole antenna is often an ideal solution for an antenna for receiving VHF FM broadcasts.