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Long distance am radios ? #6633641
10/05/19 09:02 PM
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Is anyone on here into that stuff?

Can you reccomend one that actually works like advertised.

You read about cc/c crane and two or three others.



I need a new radio for my garage.


Thanks
Marty

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633649
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I have a Grundig. It seams to work very well up here, better than any I've had but other than that I'm not sure how to measure it?

Osky


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633657
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Can you tune in the overnight nut jobs, from clear across the country?

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633660
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The guys I hunt with that run coyote hounds use Baufang[ spelling] .


They so far have worked very well!.


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633663
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Marty yes, also shortband.
Bucks are those guys using am? I thought they were marine band?

Osky


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633672
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I bought a cc/crane 159$? Bought it so I could get weather reports in my wall tent in the winter while trapping middle of nowhere for heads up on any blizzards headed my way. So far I havenít been disappointed been able to get two or three AM and 1 or 2 FM every where Iíve gone. Plug in or D cell batteries. Definitely not a stereo but it does kinda knock the tinnitus down. Glad I bought it and would buy again if I had it to do over.

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633714
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Whatever AM radio you use you may find the signal comes in better when you put your hand on the antenna wire. If so, try using a jug of water instead of your hand.


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633792
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Dad and I got baofeng uv82hp. Got a longer antenna than what came with it. Can load around100 channels in it. I loaded all the FRS, GSMR, MARINE BANDS, WEATHER, and a few more. The big is just learning the radio capabilities.


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633801
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You can improve any receiver with a good antenna. Could just be a long wire or you could make a loop. Both cheap and easy.

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633814
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I use a talk radio app for on my phone or IPad and thereís a lot of am stations you can listen to clear on there. We had one when I was a kid and I could listen to far away stations and even foreign countries. I couldnít find one close to that.

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633821
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Hook a snare or cable xtension to antenna.


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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633833
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Originally Posted by Marty B
Is anyone on here into that stuff?

Can you reccomend one that actually works like advertised.

You read about cc/c crane and two or three others.



I need a new radio for my garage.


Thanks
Marty




Do a search on AM Loop Antennas. I made one for my radio in the garage, it has improved reception quite a bit. Just an option...

Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633877
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When I was a kid I had an antenna made from two wire coat hangers. Just pulled them up so had simple square twisted the hanger ends together so had a basically a wire box.. had that mounted outside the window to my bed room got stations from all over US and Canada.. Got to be a ton of simple antennas out there guy can buy off the net.. This simple set up of mine was just to receive. I would think you'd need different if looking to transmit too..

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Re: Long distance am radios ? [Re: Marty B] #6633910
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The ccrane and grundig both come with external ground and antenna terminals. What I use at the trapline and fish camp. Long wire antenna works well

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