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Old 07-08-2016, 10:55 AM   #15
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Take a few 10's of feet of wire, put an alligator clip on one end and a 1 oz. fishing weight on the other end. Clip it to your existing antenna and throw the end up in a tree.



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Some AM stations close down at night.

I think it's an FCC thing. Their signal travels so far at night that the airwaves get polluted. At night, I used to get Bluegrass stations from West Virginia, and ball games from Chicago when I moved to the New York area.

I have fond memories of static caused by distant thunder storms off of The Gulf Shores, on AM radio. Then again, sometimes I enjoy hearing the scratches on old vinyl records.

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A Dime's worth of wire and a Fishing Rod... solution?

Originally Posted by Al and Missy View Post
Take a few 10's of feet of wire, put an alligator clip on one end and a 1 oz. fishing weight on the other end. Clip it to your existing antenna and throw the end up in a tree.


This does meet my requirements.

Does it work? Could it work?

Do I need a fishing license? Fly or Casting rod? I could probably get fifty feet of steel wire into several trees with a one ounce piece of lead.

When I won a Crystal Radio Kit in a gunny sack race in the 1960's, I strung a wire outside my bedroom window and had better reception for long distance AM Radio than with my Pioneer 'party' radio. By the way... I followed instructions and it worked without any electrical power (as I recall as a youngster).

Your instructions are very similar.... 1960's favorite AM Stations:

KOMA Oklahoma City, OK
WHB Kansas City, MO
KYSN Colorado Springs, CO
KHOG Fallon, NV (just tossed that one in for fun)

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