Improving a cheap radio's reception
August 9, 2007 5:51 AM Subscribe
Improving a crappy FM radio's reception
posted by deeper red to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got one of these
radios, which I use in the kitchen, running of mains power. The reception varies randomly. Some days it's good. Some days it's poor -- the audio is choppy, or sounds like a Dalek, or there's just interference. Often where I'm standing in the room affects it. Often I have to turn up the volume all the way to hear anything, especially if it's taken a dislike to where I'm standing.
I live on the side of a valley.
The question is: How can I improve reception? If I touch the aerial the reception picks up and is usually good.