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Terk Tower

Amplified indoor AM/FM antenna

Item # 209AFTOWER

The Terk Tower antenna is the affordable and easy way to improve both shortand long-range radio reception.

The Terk Tower antenna is the affordable and easy way to improve both shortand long-range radio reception.

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Item # 209AFTOWER

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$24.99

About the Terk Tower

The Terk Tower antenna is the affordable and easy way to improve both shortand long-range radio reception. The Tower serves as two antennas in one. Mounted vertically, it becomes an omnidirectional antenna for great reception from all directions. Place it flat, and the Tower becomes a directional antenna that can be positioned to zero in on weak or distant stations.

The Terk Tower antenna is the affordable and easy way to improve both short and long-range radio reception. The Tower serves as two antennas in one. Mounted vertically, it becomes an omnidirectional antenna for great reception from all directions. Place it flat, and the Tower becomes a directional antenna that can be positioned to zero in on weak or distant stations.

Performance of the Tower is enhanced by its unique AirCoil™ technology that electrically isolates the AM and FM elements from each other for increased selectivity with dramatically reduced static and noise.

The antenna comes with everything necessary for installation, including a non-skid, scratch-proof pedestal, and a universal slip-on connector and matching adapters so you can use the Tower with almost every receiver, tuner or compact music system.

The Terk Tower uses active amplification to boost FM signals (+10 dB minimum). AM gain, fixed at +15 dB, is achieved through a passive (non-amplified) antenna element.

Details:

  • non-skid, scatch-proof pedestal
  • universal slip-on connector and matching adapters
  • 3-1/4"W x 16-15/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
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What's in the box:

  • Amplified indoor AM/FM antenna (has attached 74" AM and FM leads)
  • AC adapter with attached 6' cable
  • 75-ohm matching transformer
  • Owner's Manual
  • Antennas and Accessories booklet
MFR #TOWER

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Features

Overview: The Terk AM/FM Tower is a high-performance antenna that is ideal for anyone who wants superior short and long-range radio reception. The Tower is designed to be an omnidirectional or directional antenna. When placed vertically, it equally receives signals from all different directions. When placed flat, the antenna becomes directional and can be pointed at hard-to-get stations for better reception.

Built-in Amplifier: The Tower's built-in amplifier strengthens weak and distant signals giving you greater control over the quality of your reception. The Tower uses active amplification to boost FM signals (+10 dB minimum). AM gain, fixed at +15 dB, is achieved through a passive (non-amplified) antenna element.

Air Coil Technology: The Air Coil technology isolates the AM and FM elements from each other, for increased radio reception and minimized static and noise.

Installation: The antenna comes with everything necessary for installation, including a non-skid, scratch-proof pedestal, and a universal slip-on connector and matching adapter so you can use the Tower with almost every receiver, tuner or compact music system.

Specifications

Electrical Specifications:

  • FM Section:

    • Reception Pattern: Omni-directional

    • Frequency Range: 88 to 108 MHz

    • Amplifier Gain: 10 dB min

    • Gain Control: 20 dB min

    • FM Output Impedance: 75 Ohm

    • VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio): <1.2:1

  • AM Section:

    • Frequency Range: 540 to 1700 kHz

    • Gain: +15 dB min

    • AM Output Impedance: 300 Ohm, Twin-lead

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11 questions already asked

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Hi. will this fit onto the SONY STR-DH190 stereo amplifier? That device has a different connector than others. Thank you
[ Jeffrey  Oct 16, 2020 ]
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It will if your amp has a 75 ohm place to plug it in. My guess is you do. Pretty good antenna by the way, at least for my needs.
[ Donald  Oct 16, 2020 ]
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will this work on my sony strdh590 a/v receiver?
[ richard  May 05, 2020 ]
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Sorry, I have no idea, but it worked for my Cambridge receiver. I'd call Crutchfield support, they'd know for sure!
[ TIMOTHY  May 06, 2020 ]
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I do not see why not. It has am/fm connections for the back of your receiver. I have an Sangean HD Radio which is my receiver. It helps with reception, but I wouldn't say it is quality sound. I live in SoCal, so it depends on which stations you are trying to listen to. I listen to the radio not for quality music but just to listen.
[ Mark  May 06, 2020 ]
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It should work well. I have a friend who is impressed with all the stations I can get and he can't. He only lives 10 mile away. That being said I am at a bit of a higher elevation. It works for me and I at the price paid I believe it is a worthwhile purchase.
[ Donald  May 06, 2020 ]
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Only for local stations ... 25 miles max ...
[ WILLIAM S  May 06, 2020 ]
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Is this Terk a good choice to receive HD radio from about 25 miles away?
[ Mike  May 03, 2020 ]
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I do not really know. the stations I listen to Are half that distance away
[ William  May 04, 2020 ]
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Did not work using my receiver.
[ FOY  May 03, 2020 ]
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Does this antenna have a 3.5mm male plug in?
[ jan  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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Honestly I don't remember. The unit didn't help improve reception so I returned it.
[ Daniel  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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No, it has a standard F connection.
[ JERRY  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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How is it installed to radio,cd player?
[ Toni  Sep 06, 2019 ]
1 answer
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I attached it to the antenna input. Didn't work worth a darn. Might have been poor reception or just where I live (out in the boonies). Or maybe it needed another buster. Anyway I finally tossed it.
[ fred  Sep 09, 2019 ]
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I have a Marantz stereo receiver with bare wire input connection. How do I connect with the Terk?
[ Armando  Apr 03, 2019 ]
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I am, sad to say, a techno flunky. The terk tower remains in box after purchase because I could not find a good spot for the tower. Sorry I could not help.
[ Raymond  Apr 08, 2019 ]
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My antenna had a two wire adapter that connected to my 35 year old Marantz receiver. check your box.
[ Christopher  Apr 03, 2019 ]
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How do you connect the 3 cords from the terk audiovox to my dynex tv?
[ Cheryl  Jan 19, 2018 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Jan 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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What voltage is used for tower antenna?
[ Vance  Aug 14, 2017 ]
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I don't know that, but I returned mine immediately. It did absolutely nothing to boost the signal or sound.
[ AGNES  Aug 17, 2017 ]
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The included power supply is rated at 12Vdc and is capable of supplying 100mA of current.
[ DOUGLAS  Aug 14, 2017 ]
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I could not find height of antenna??
[ Jay  Sep 05, 2016 ]
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abt 18"
[ Joseph  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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17" from bottom of base to top of antenna. Great product
[ WILLIAM  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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The height is 17 inches.
[ Christopher  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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it's about 18'' tall
[ steve  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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Mine measures about 173/8".
[ Eugene  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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Can I get a longer cable? I can't get it near enough to a window to pick up reception
[ Reed  Jun 08, 2015 ]
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I can not help. I have this unit and it really did not help my reception at all. Maybe I need longer wires as well. But, I exspected it to improve my reception, but no good.
[ KEN G  Jun 09, 2015 ]
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It seems there are mixed reviews. Is it fair to say that it works better if placed in a particular area relative to walls, enclosures, etc. or can it be mounted on top of the receiver inside a cabinet?
[ Russ  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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Terk Tower works satisfactorily in our area, not known for strong FM signals. We moved the antenna around into several positions, until we found a spot where it meets our needs. It has been sitting there for several months without deterioration of receptions.
[ B  Jul 03, 2014 ]
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It seems to work better near a window.
[ ALAN  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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every good
[ DAVID A  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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I expected this to improve my reception but it is no better than the stock antenna that came with the stereo. I don't live in a rural area and I have tried this in multiple locations with little to no improvement. I would waste your money.
[ CHRIS  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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Placed mine on top of the speaker next tp a wall. Provided some improvement to a weak signal Placement is dependent on the signal source and is not a solution if there is no signal Performance did vary by source, one signal did gain some modest improvement another did not. Regarding the standard T antenna, I did not want to run that antenna up the wall and across the ceiling and that was the optima solution but, again, performance may vary by source. Overall, likely to be a hit or miss solution with modest performance gain, if signals are weak.
[ Michael  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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Regardless of where I placed this device, it did not improve my FM reception. I live about 20 miles south of DC. The house is situated in a depression so most FM signals go way over its head, so to speak. The Tower may work better for you if you are closer the the signal source.
[ William  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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Never bought it...don't know.
[ E T  Jun 30, 2014 ]
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