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Passive Antenna: The antenna is a
passive, AM only antenna,
which is shaped like an open hoop.
Typically, this antenna provides
better results than the AM loop antennas included with most tuners and receivers. It won't
work as well as a properly installed and grounded
exterior AM antenna, but it is a good alternative when you do not want to, or
can't, install an external AM antenna.
Adjustable Tuning: There's a
tuning dial on the top of the base
which allows you to tune the antenna
from 535KHz to 1700KHz
(the AM frequency range). By tuning the antenna to the same frequency as the
receiver you can adjust reception for each station.
Output: There is a mono mini-jack output on
the rear of the base which is used with the supplied cord to connect the antenna to the
receiver. The cord terminates in two bare wires (one of which is the ground), which
need to be inserted into your tuner's AM antenna input. Either of the two ends can be used as a
Wireless operation: Although the antenna
works best when connected to an AM antenna input, it will also function simply by placing
the unit near the radio and tuning the antenna until reception is clearer. This
allows the antenna to be used with clock radios, boom boxes and other units which do not
have antenna inputs. The antenna should be tried on all four sides of the unit to see where
it will work best.