Does AM and FM use the same antenna?

Does AM and FM use the same antenna?

An AM antenna is not an FM antenna. Their requirements are very different. But FM signals do not normally suffer from similar diurnal changes, and once in place, an FM signal is usually constant within its service contour.

Why is FM reception better than AM?

FM has better sound quality due to higher bandwidth. Twice the highest modulating frequency. In AM radio broadcasting, the modulating signal has bandwidth of 15kHz, and hence the bandwidth of an amplitude-modulated signal is 30kHz. Twice the sum of the modulating signal frequency and the frequency deviation.

Why is AM radio reception so bad?

To understand why AM radio reception can be difficult, it’s useful to know that every single electronic device exists in opposition to AM radio – it’s extremely susceptible to interference, and we have more devices to interfere with it than ever, including power lines, mobile phones, computers, traffic lights, solar …

What does WNYC radio stand for?

New York Public Radio
WNYC is the trademark, and a set of call letters shared by a pair of nonprofit, noncommercial, public radio stations located in New York City and owned by New York Public Radio, a nonprofit organization that did business as “WNYC RADIO” until March 2013.

Can you 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.

Can a TV antenna be used for AM radio?

They other guys are right, a TV antenna will not work on AM. The loop antenna inside your clock radio will work better on AM than a TV antenna. If you really want to improve AM reception you could get a Select-a-tenna; it’s basically a large AM loop antenna inside a round plastic box.

Do AM FM antenna boosters work?

Antenna boosters can’t simply boost the signals broadcasted by the radio stations. It’s actually impossible. They work their wonders by increasing the gain that the antenna picks up.

Why does AM radio work but not FM?

Your radio may not pick FM signals if it has an issue with its FM tuner section. A component in the local oscillator or the front end of the FM tuner section may have failed. Sometimes the reason why your radio is not picking up any FM signals is that the tuner is misaligned.

Does NPR own WNYC?

With extraordinary support from listeners, corporations and foundations WNYC Radio is now independent of city government having paid for its broadcast licenses. WNYC is a member station of National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI).

Where is WNYC?

160 Varick Street
Our offices and studios are at 160 Varick Street, between Vandam and Charlton Streets in Hudson Square.

What can I use for FM antenna?

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

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