• 05-11-2010, 08:23 PM
    William DX
    Hey DX'ers, check out my newbie post (ramble)
    1970-1980's, Yamaha and Marantz tuners, APS-13 Yagi....if that sparks, please take a glance at my newbie post.

    Thanks all!
  • 05-11-2010, 09:23 PM
    dakatabg
    Good stuff! I am sure you enjoy your Marantz 2225B receiver!
  • 05-12-2010, 09:18 AM
    JoeE SP9
    My "vintage" Accuphase T-101 will pick up a clean signal (90.1) from Howard Univ. in DC when the local station (WRTI) goes off the air. That's 135 miles with a pair of rabbit ears.
  • 05-12-2010, 10:13 AM
    dean_martin
    I'm using a Yamaha T-1 with an old roof top tv antenna strategically placed in the attic. A couple other old tuners are layin' around that I need to put into service.
  • 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM
    William DX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    My "vintage" Accuphase T-101 will pick up a clean signal (90.1) from Howard Univ. in DC when the local station (WRTI) goes off the air. That's 135 miles with a pair of rabbit ears.


    Man that is awesome sensitivity, AND selectivity from a dipole near grade (rabbit ears). I am assuming from the low frequency (90.1) that this is not a very powerful transmitter (2-10 KW or less).

    I can pick 120 miles in most conditions.....but I have a 17 foot Yagi at 47 feet (without pre-amp). If I put a set of rabbit ears (or stock FM antenna fabbed from 300 Ohm falt leed), I can pull in Findlay.....45 miles on the Marantz at best....in good conditions.

    My best with the APS-13 is Cincinatti....180 miles in good conditions only, with fade.

    Otis