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    Penn Yan, NY

    Default Dale

    In my workshop I have a boombox AM/FM radio. I don't get good reception from my favorite FM station. The boombox has a telescoping antenna, I've built a folded dipole using 300 Ohm twin lead centered on the FM broadcast band. I need to build a balan to match the folded dipole to the input impedance of the radio. Does any body know what the typical input impedance is for this kind of radio?

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    Mar 2008
    Meneou, Cyprus


    300Ω - depends on the radio. I doubt you'll need a balun in reality.
    You could try inductive coupling to the rod antenna, simply a coil in close proximity to the rod, wired to the "radio" end of the 300Ω antenna...

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