An indoor FM tuner better than the Terk FM+?


I am looking for an indoor FM tuner that will do better than the Terk FM+.

It is not that I am really unhappy with the Terk - for $13 it does a pretty darn good job. Its just that I need to get another antenna anyway and I figured there has to be something better out there.

WAF is big so I am looking for something unobtrusive.

I tried a Tune trapper antenna but it wasn't any better for me.

I was thinking of trying the Godar but the reviews seem mixed. Any other suggestions?

Mark
mhedges
I've had good luck in various situations with the inexpensive though somewhat antiquated/kitschy looking Magnum Dynalab Silver Ribbon Antennas. They do seem to work best in areas of strong signal strength, and it helps to have space to manually turn them as needed.
I built one based on this design...
http://www.wryr.org/Antenna_instructions.pdf

It works great. It's not directional. The design is intended for the public radio end of the FM spectrum.
Cutterfilm -

Thanks for the link - I will try it.

My tuner has two antenna inputs so I can use one for the public radio spectrum and one for commercial stations.

How do you mount it? Vertical or horizontal?

Mark
I am now ready to answer my own question -

I have been trying out more antennas and I believe the answer is NO - I have not found an indoor FM antenna significantly better than the Terk FM+.

I tried the Godar, the Tune trapper, a Radio shack folded dipole, and a single-wire antenna that came with my receiver. The Godar was clearly the worse. The Tune trapper was OK but not as good as the FM+. The single wire antenna was actually OK on a lot of stations. The Radio Shack folded dipole did pretty well and beat the FM+ on some stations. I did not try any of the rabbit ear style antennas due to WAF concerns - maybe some of those would be better.

My tuner (Sony ST-SA50ES) supports two antennas and in the end I decided on the Terk as antenna A and the Radio Shack as antenna B. Between the two I get decent reception for most stations within about 30 miles.

Mark
You might try a C.Crane FM Reflect antenna. I have one that performs well in a fairly mountainous area. I mainly listen to NPR, 88.5.

http://www.amazon.com/C-Crane-FM-Reflect-Antenna/dp/B000EFHPKO