Is there an AM/FM radio that would pick up Melb.ABC 772 from Albury?

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Is there a powerful AM/FM radio that would pick up Melbourne ABC AM 772 from Albury? can be AC/DC, would an external ariel be much more of a help? thanks, n
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Reply By: Inland Sailor - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 15:27

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 15:27
Hi River, I would think any "good" quality radio should do the job. My car radio receives "3LO" to Wangaratta as does my stereo tuner. Dependant on your needs, if listening at home, you can "stream" ABC radio Melbourne [ or where ever] via the internet to your computer. From there you can then "Bluetooth" the signal to speakers in the room[s]

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 16:37

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 16:37
I have a small Tecsun PL600 multi band radio (there are later models)that I use to bring in distant AM stations to listen to the footy, cricket etc. news.
I also have the AN 200 loop antenna that amplifies distant stations that otherwise cannot be heard.
May look gimmiky but it works.



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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 18:50

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 18:50
The AN 200 loop antenna is like magic.

Takes a signal buried in noise and makes it sound great, even in the middle of the day.
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Reply By: RMD - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 17:41

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 17:41
It is the sensitivity of the receiver which determines the reception. The items above ie, amplifier or aerial try to make up for a less senstive receiver detection circuit.
It is the microvolt sensitivity you need to look at if researching any radio.

A low number of microvolts is better because to gets the circuit a signal, if the sebnsitivity is a larger number of microvolts then it nees more input to get the same reception.

When buying car radios or other, I always check that first. Some are woeful and cheap.

If using a car radio for your purposes you could go to a wreckers and get the aerial amplifier from a Dmax or Colorado (near aerial base in roof) and use that to Boost your listening device.
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 17:52

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 17:52
No car radio will do what you want reliably. Car antenna amplifiers are matched to the antenna and only make up for an poor antenna setup. We have been chasing a fix for local farmers for the last 2 years without success.
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 19:18

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 19:18
G'day again. this is for an in house radio in a semi remote area, just a kitchen radio for 772 ABC, thanks for your replies - keep them coming!
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 21:29

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 21:29
Have you tried streaming from your computer? Maybe a wifi speaker would help to amplify/ broadcast for other areas of the house.

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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 21:30

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 21:30
https://www.jaycar.com.au/world-band-am-fm-sw-pll-radio/p/AR1748

Something like this would do with a decent antenna
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:59

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:59
I use a Sagean portable with a PK loop antenna. Gives me ABC Wangaratta in Mt Beauty, which is way outside the advertised coverage. Audio quality is pretty ordinary but it's not music that it's used for.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:02

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:02
Quote " this is for an in house radio in a semi remote area"

A long length of wire up the nearest tall tree will work wonders. I used to carry a length of insulated wire with a dog clip. If reception was poor I would clip the wire to the external aerial and throw the other end of the wire up the tree. However it is not much help where interference tend to mask the signal.

Trying the loop antenna mentioned above would also be a goer.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:39

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:39
Ok I'm being half tongue in cheek here.

Have you tried tuning to 774 instead?

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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 14:45

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 14:45
ha ha! Tony your'e right - I put it down to "ol' timers!!!!"
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 21:05

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 21:05
We had problems with our caravan radio receiving 891 ABC adelaide any further north than Quorn. So I installed a new Aerpro AP46 aerial (the one with the booster in the shaft) and after a search on the net, bought a Kenwood BT303 Media Player and replaced the Clarion that was there. Next trip got 891 all the way past Tennant Creek. So I was very impressed - now got the same setup in our TVan as well.
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