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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
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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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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we needed an antenna for our receiver and I've heard good things about this one. [ GEORGE  Aug 15, 2019 ]
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It is compact and easily fits with my equipment. [ TERRY R  Mar 29, 2019 ]
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I have one already that I use in my shop. My daughter needs one for her stereo and I needed a couple more for 2 additional systems. They work great for me. [ Barry  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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I need it to pull in my favorite station. Bought a new system last year, but can't get a station that is broadcasted only 20 miles away. I pick it up on every other device, but not the new one. [ Steven  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Andy recommended [ Richard  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Need it [ James  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Marantz SR6012 has horrible AM reception with what was provided. Eli recommended this as a solution. [ CRAIG H  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Hoping to get FM radio in an area of my home with horrible reception. Fingers crossed this will fix the issue.... [ Ellen  Aug 22, 2018 ]
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INDIA [ A  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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AV Receiver in downstairs recreation room and AM/FM reception is bad. Hoping this Terk Tower pulls in stations. [ F R  Jul 05, 2018 ]
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For older AV receiver [ Robert  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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only on i saw [ Doug  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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It is for bought AM and FM [ JOESPH R  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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Eddie told me this is what I needed so that's why I bought this item [ Tom  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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Near non existent am/FM radio reception. Next option is a 90' radio tower? [ Kim  Feb 08, 2018 ]
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Hope to enable clear reception of AM & FM radio stations. This setup is for my folks who are octogenarians. Using streaming music services is not something they are fond of so we stick with the old ways. [ Adam  Feb 05, 2018 ]
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Needed a replacement antenna for my old stereo Reciever [ DOUGLAS  Jan 26, 2018 ]
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Seems to help for better performance [ Carlos  Jan 20, 2018 ]
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Recomendation of Dee, my Crutchfield rep. They always provide excellent advice on the products to match my components. [ Darrell  Jan 09, 2018 ]
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Poor fm range where I live [ J  Jan 01, 2018 ]
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I want to improve my FM reception. [ Victoria  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Buddy and to provide good radio reception [ K  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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I hope it improves FM & Am reception [ Rod  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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I hope it will provide a stronger AM / FM signal [ Michael  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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Best deal for quality and performance [ Sheri  Sep 26, 2017 ]
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poor basement reception [ DANIEL  Sep 17, 2017 ]
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I urgently needed an AM/FM indoor antenna to add it to my living room sound system. The Terk Tower antenna I picked contains all of the necessary elements for ensuring a good reception, without having to incur in inessential expenses that in this case would make no outstanding difference. [ GUILLERMO  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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I am getting static instead of a clear signal while listening to FM radio stations. [ GERALD W  Aug 11, 2017 ]
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Already have one ,it works good for me [ ed  Jul 09, 2017 ]
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BETTER FM RECEPTION [ MELISSA  Jul 07, 2017 ]
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am & fm needed a little help so I decieded to give this a shot, inexpensive chance [ Robert  May 23, 2017 ]
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Have an old Terk round fm antenna. got many years of service. [ Bob  May 01, 2017 ]
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because the more expensive Terk FM Pro did not have adequate installation instructions or come with the required accessories. [ Christopher  May 01, 2017 ]
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Price, reviews, an a previous Terk buyer. [ Ronald Dale  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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To get better reception for some FM stations on small Receiver / CD Player. [ FRANK  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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Bought a Terk Tower 1 week ago, I'm very satisfied with this product! I am buying another one today for my other radio. Hooked up in one minute! [ Cary  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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Want to try something more than just a pair of wires dangling from the antenna connector. [ Marvin  Mar 12, 2017 ]
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Sonny recommended [ Joan  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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Based on Coopers recommendation [ TIM  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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I liked what was said about the product. [ Frank  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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Tired of am loop and fm dipole antennas. This looks a lot cleaner and I am assuming the reception will be good. [ Mark  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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Recommended by CJ and Piper. [ Donald  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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Good reputation [ P  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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Improve radio reception inside concrete building. [ ANDREW  Aug 26, 2016 ]
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I am hopeful that this device works! [ CLYDE  Aug 03, 2016 ]
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The information Jenny provided and since I don't have great reception up here in the Sierras, I thought I would give the Terk a try. Jenny's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=112 [ tom  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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Good price and availability . [ WALT  Jul 22, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Daniel to go with my new amp Daniel's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=178 [ Joe  Jun 28, 2016 ]
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Looked like a reasonable price and worth a try. [ Jonathan  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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I just put one in for my Dad and it worked great. [ John  Dec 31, 2015 ]
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decent price (only $25, compared to other Terk antennas priced at $40), have had Terk antennas before and have been satisfied. [ David  Dec 11, 2015 ]
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7 questions already asked

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How is it installed to radio,cd player?
[ Toni  Sep 06, 2019 ]
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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 ]
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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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