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Old 09-23-2021, 03:19 AM
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Default Magnum Dynalab do not recommend me to use ST-2

Hi,
After discussion with MD, they do not recommend
Me to go with ST2, due to location of my home which is
1. In big city where lots of tall building surrounding my home.
2. Station is very close to my home around 3 miles.
MD worried about multi-path reception and the lack
Of line of sight to station as difficult for the antenna to work effectively.

Currently I use Terk Edge+ with pretty good result
Most of the time.

Here are attached pictures of where I live and where I initially planned to install ST-2 .

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Old 09-23-2021, 09:52 AM
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FM reception can be tricky in urban areas. Tall buildings can be a hindrance, although it's likely that the actual antenna height exceeds the height of the building between you and it, and that should help. When you say your present arrangement works "most of the time," can you tell us what happens when it isn't working well? Is it weather related? Something else?
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:34 AM
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I use an antenna that's no longer available that's similar to the ST-2, except it is tuned to the 88-92 band. I live a few miles from all the big station transmitters in Chicago so those aren't an issue to pick up even with a dipole. However, my reception has improved to the public radio band w/this antenna. If you mostly listen to your local stations, I'm sure you are fine with the Terk.
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FM reception can be tricky in urban areas. Tall buildings can be a hindrance, although it's likely that the actual antenna height exceeds the height of the building between you and it, and that should help. When you say your present arrangement works "most of the time," can you tell us what happens when it isn't working well? Is it weather related? Something else?


During daytime the reception can be broken and very noisy. I have to rotate the Terk a lot and try to move it up and down to find that fine line.
At night, most stations are very clear and strong.
I think there are many illegal RF activities during the day
That frequencies are so close to radio stations. Or many electronics operating in huge office buildings interfere
With FM signal I don’t know.

But consider I spent plenty on cables that later I didn’t like and not use them anymore. Why not give 200$ ST-2 a try, if it create reception anomalies such as multi-path,or etc.. just disconnect it and leave it, much less damage than unhappy cables for sure.

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I use an antenna that's no longer available that's similar to the ST-2, except it is tuned to the 88-92 band. I live a few miles from all the big station transmitters in Chicago so those aren't an issue to pick up even with a dipole. However, my reception has improved to the public radio band w/this antenna. If you mostly listen to your local stations, I'm sure you are fine with the Terk.


Yes, Stations are all within 3 miles. But during daytime
TERK is broken and noisy on some stations.

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