Terk AF-1 AM/FM Q
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I have been very pleasantly surprised with the Terk AF-1 AM/FM antenna. Frankly, I have been through several omnidirectional antennas with very poor results. Admittedly, I am on the first floor of a two story building with lots and lots of metal which does not help. However, there are two features of the Terk which worked as advertised and helped me to receive stations I had not been able to before, and also "cleaned up" my favorite classical station. Those features are the control that enables you to internally direct the antenna to the desired frequency response. This really does help and you can see the results on your signal strength meter. Furthermore, there is a gain control that really works. Believe it or not, you CAN have too much gain, and again by simply monitoring your signal strength meter you can see what is the proper setting. I would recommend this for anyone who does not want to install an outside directional antenna, has limited space, and wants a nice-looking omnidirectional FM antenna with a small footprint. I did not use the AM component so I cannot comment on that.
Pros: Works as advertised both in regard to particular settings for different frequencies and gain control; small footprint.
Cons: Still will not overcome lots of metal around your building completely, but that is not really the fault of the antenna.