Originally Posted by dbuff
Tried the Crane and made the Mods to it - still wasnt working good enough enough to keep it. Not that Crane is bad, but I think there are just too many radio stations on the dial. I could never find a really really clear open channel.
Really? You may need a more powerful transmitter (it will be in violation of the FCC, so just don't crank it up so high that your neighborhood lose their stations and complain).
Find the best frequency, with th least interference, and hopefully no strong channels just above or below it. Put your Ccrane as high as possible. Mine is on a shelf just a couple feet below the ceiling. Try to put it in a central location to minimize transmitting distances in all directions.
Finalls, get some cheap speaker wire, maybe 3 to 5 feet of it, and strip off the insulation exposing about 2" of copper on both sides. Wrap one copper end around the top of your Ccrane antenna, and run the wire high up to your ceiling, and along the edge for a few feet. Also, you could add the same wire to any of your receiving radios' antennas to boost reception.