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Dipole FM Antenna

Model:

42-2385

 | Catalog #: 42-2385
Price:
$8.99
$8.99
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Product Summary

Loud and clear.

Improve your FM reception! This dipole antenna with a 58" horizontal element connects to any FM radio or receiver that has screw terminals for an external antenna.

  • Dipole antenna improves FM reception
  • Connects easily to any FM radio or receiver with screw terminals for an external antenna
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  • Dipole FM antenna
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackDipole FM Antenna
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Strong signal (15)
  • Durable (6)
  • Fine-tuning (4)

Cons

  • Unattractive design (5)

Best Uses

  • Living room (12)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Small rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (13), Enthusiast (8), Power user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 27 customers

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4.0

Great gizzmo .........

By Joe

from Upstate NY

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Setup
  • Improved Audio/Video

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

    I needed to improve one of my favorite local FM stations on the radio that normal reception did not work on. This adder picked it up great. Very Happy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    This is a great help!

    By David

    from Rancho Cucamonga

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Improved Audio/Video
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

      This product helped me because it let me get the signal for my favorite radio station, even though it is broadcasted far from my house!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      works great

      By BIG-O

      from waverly hall , GA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

        could not find anywhere. radioshack came to the rescue. THANKS

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        It works

        By Av

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Unattractive Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

          I don't know much at all about radio technology. I just needed a replacement for an old receiver. This one was a good price so I tried it out. I can now hear all of the radio stations that I wanted to hear. Once in awhile there is a little bit of feedback/ static, but it's bearable for my use. Easy to use. I just hooked it up to the receiver and tacked the other end to the wall and it worked.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW amazing results

          By JimmyC

          from Fishkill, NY

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Strong Signal

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Living Room

          Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

          I moved to a different location. From House to condo. With my Yamaha receiver I received NO reception. In my house I had a high end antenna in attic which performed perfectly but cost over $80. Since being in a condo restictions are many I put this diapole antenna behind the wall unit that houses receiver. The results not only exceeded my expectations my favorite channel comes in perfectly even better than at house.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW, are you kidding me?!

          By old beat up radio enthusiast

          from Rural Illinois

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fine-Tuning
          • Strong Signal

          Cons

          • Unattractive Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

            I found an old 70's radio/8-Trak player in the basement of the house that I bought. The 8-Tracks sounds really bad and the radio picked up one station (the tower was in the town that I live in, no big feat there). I was looking to get a new radio but figured I'd try a new antenna on the old beast before I put it to pasture in the garage. I bought this today, hooked it up, thumb tacked it to the rafters in the basement and now I'm picking up more stations than I even thought were available around here. I listen to radio all the time and I have never even heard some of these stations on any of my other radios. I spent [$] and ended up with the best radio in my house as opposed to $80 for a new one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            not bad for the price

            By bulldog

            from muncie in

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

                  rabbit ears seem to work a bit beter for me

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Dipole FM Antenna

                  By IBStrollin

                  from Florida

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fine-Tuning
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                  • Unattractive Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom

                  Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

                  This antenna is being used with an Optimus STA-20 personal stereo receiver and a pair of Minimus 7 speakers. I hooked it up and was amazed at the reception. Without tuning the antenna at all, I was pulling in a FM signal from 100 miles away in stereo! Local stations are clear and strong. Have tried amplified antennas over the years, but it seems you can never beat the standard FM dipole from RS!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cheap, simple and effective...

                  By The Unexpected Bill

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                  • Unattractive Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

                  If you can't have an outdoor FM antenna, and you don't mind having something like this in your listening room, here is your cheap, simple and effective FM antenna. It works with any FM radio or tuner that has connections for an external antenna, although those that accept only a 75 ohm "barrel" connection will require an adapter.

                  RadioShack's 42-2385 FM dipole antenna is a very simple, but also quite effective solution for both local and distant (20-50 miles, depending upon the station and conditions) FM radio reception. It's also a somewhat directional antenna, so you can position it to "null out" some types of interference, as well as stations that are "stepping on" the frequency you want to hear.

                  The only drawback is this antenna's size and appearance. It won't win any beauty contests and it can take up a fair amount of space in your room. If this is a problem for you, I've had good luck tacking these antennas to the ceiling, installing them between curtains and windows, putting them partially behind stereo equipment or placing the antenna under the portion of a rug that is not walked on.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent FM antenna

                  By DJB

                  from Sudbury, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • 300 ohm folded dipole
                  • Good antenna design
                  • Matched twin lead

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Living Room

                    Comments about RadioShack Dipole FM Antenna:

                    Improved reception over standard dipole. I have mine mounted in the upper corner of the room with the two arms of the antenna at 90 degrees. Great performance at low cost. I tried an amplified antenna from the Shack which was useless.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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