FM and TV are line of site transmission. john
We have a vacation home on the bank of a river, in a valley surrounded by mountains. It's a relatively remote area with no cable, and a satellite system cannot be installed either (obviously, we do not have a tv). I have a hard time pulling in the local radio stations, which doesn't really bother me because I don't like their programming, but there is a station located in a city about 65 miles away which I would love to be able to listen to. I can get reception when I drive my car to the top of the mountain, but it disappears as I head down the driveway. In the house, on a cloudy morning (not in the afternoon, and sometimes in the evening), I can get this station if I turn the radio and the built-in antenna a certain way. It's about 20% static, which I have learned to ignore as much as I can, but I want a better system!
Is there a certain type of antenna which would pull in FM signals? I've been told that an antenna is only as good as the hieght that you can mount it above surrounding tall objects, but I can't put one at the top of the driveway. Or do I have to increase my cd collection and forget about the radio?