Originally Posted by Tulpa
There are powered antennas (I have a Terk Tower) that boost the signal a little, but it's still working against tons and tons of dirt in a basement setting. My Terk improved the reception of most of my FMs, and pulled in two AMs that I couldn't get before, but it didn't work miracles. I also live on a second floor and the antenna is next to a large window.
Getting the antenna above ground is your best shot.
Maybe I should have mentioned that this is in a walk-out basement and the receiver is 3 ft away from a brick wall and sliding glass door that separates it from the outside world... Woops!
While i cant set it next to a window (or the door), I can set it on top of my FL tower speaker -- while the stock antenna doesnt even reach the midpoint on the back of the tower speaker or TV that sits right above the receiver on a stand.
Would something like the Terk work well in this case? If so, is there a model you can recommend?