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Posted: 4/21/2016 3:54:00 PM EDT
We cut the cable and have gone strictly netflix/ amazon for television.

The main thing I miss is watching cardinals baseball,  so now I have to listen to it. I need an antenna mostly for AM radio as that's where the games are best broadcast for my area.

So I'm needing an antenna for my receiver to listen to them.  I also would like to improve fm reception if possible while I'm at it. Lastly I need a television antenna to watch the local channels available. Ideally I would like the tv antenna to work for at least 2 televisions, maybe 3.

What is the simplest, most cost effective way of addressing these issues? The 2 top priorities are tv and am reception of that helps any.  I don't want any kind of large external mast.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:55:18 PM EDT
AM/FM, usually what came with the unit will work.

For TV, regular antenna do the trick.  I use Terk antenna
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:03:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KalihiJack:
AM/FM, usually what came with the unit will work.

For TV, regular antenna do the trick.  I use Terk antenna
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I no longer have the AM antenna that came with my Onkyo receiver.  

And I was actually hoping to get some specific tv antenna model recommendations. Something folks have tried and liked.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:09:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 5:22:03 PM EDT by 556_Chowder]
I use THIS. I live 32 miles away from the phoenix Towers and around 70 miles away from the Tuscon towers. With this antenna I get both Tuscon and Phoenix channels. We cut our cable 8 years ago and this antenna was worth every penny.


ETA:
I've built an 8 bay antenna and it was better than most cheap store bought antennas. But the antenna I just linked gives me a constant full signal while my built antenna only gave me a fluctuating signal around 80 percent that would sometimes drop. If you're wanting signal to multiple TVs, then you're better off with a quality store bought antenna like the one I linked.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:12:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 5:13:47 PM EDT by Engineer5]
Make your own TV antenna.  I went though three of four store bought antennas before making my own.  Put it in the attic.  Works better than the store bought ones.  I'll find the link here in a second.

ETA:  Here you go.........Less than $10 bucks.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:16:30 PM EDT
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I no longer have the AM antenna that came with my Onkyo receiver.  

And I was actually hoping to get some specific tv antenna model recommendations. Something folks have tried and liked.
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Originally Posted By KalihiJack:
AM/FM, usually what came with the unit will work.

For TV, regular antenna do the trick.  I use Terk antenna



I no longer have the AM antenna that came with my Onkyo receiver.  

And I was actually hoping to get some specific tv antenna model recommendations. Something folks have tried and liked.



Any AM antenna will work, even a piece of old speaker wiring once tossed out but retrieved just in case.

For the TV antenna, here is the one I have.    Have used it since 2011 and works for me, but I'm closer to a big city and the towers so your reception might vary.

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:46:59 PM EDT
We did the same the same thing.  I just plugged the Antennae into the someplace as the Direct TV splitter and all TVs are now free air.  

As far as baseball, I'll send you and IM.  

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