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Re: Low noise amplifier for FM broadcast band



Hi, Wayne
ARR has them listed under "Special frequency Ranges"
http://www.advancedreceiver.com/page12.html
Or if you *really* need something 'special', I'm sure
Chip, N6CA, could whip something up for you!
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Wayne Estes <w9ae@charter.net> wrote:

> This is off-topic, but I hope somebody can help me. 
> I moved to an area 
> that has very poor reception of FM broadcast
> stations.  The stations are 
> less than 20 miles away, but there are huge hills
> between my house and 
> the radio stations.  I installed a high-gain FM
> broadcast antenna in my 
> attic, and that improved the reception considerably
> compared to a 
> dipole.  But it's still noisy, even with the tuner
> set to Mono (instead 
> of stereo).  Best I can tell, my reception problem
> is mostly due to weak 
> signal, not multipath.  When I rotate the FM
> broadcast antenna, I get 
> only one signal peak that is in the direction of the
> broadcast stations. 
>   I'm hoping that I can improve the reception with a
> low noise 
> amplifier.  Does anybody know of a source for a LNA
> for the 88-108 MHz 
> FM broadcast band?  Preferably with bandpass
> filtering to avoid being 
> overloaded by strong VHF and UHF transmissions.
> 
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Oakland, Oregon, USA
> 
> p.s. My ham station still isn't on the air at my new
> QTH.  The house is 
> built in 1883 and is on the National Historic
> Register.  All changes 
> outside the house must be approved by the local and
> state historical 
> commissions.  I hope to get permission to install
> antennas 50 feet away 
> from the house.
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