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Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: chopper
Date: December 17, 2016 08:19PM
Have an old Bose Wave radio in the garage. It has a port in the back for an external antenna. Anyone who which one and what to source to pull in some distant stations?

Or other hacks?
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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 17, 2016 08:35PM
What kind of connector? A single screw terminal would indicate a long wire AM antenna. Dual screw terminals would indicate a 300 Ohm dipole twin lead, which can just be a single pair of ethernet wire with the wires split into a T that is 38" long.

If you have cable TV , they might have FM rebroadcast. For that you can get a coax splitter, run one coax over to the radio and then use a get a 75 to 300 Ohm coax to twin lead matching transformer.

Edit: Hmm, I looked up a manual. It is a non-standard connector. 1/8" 75 Ohm plug... hooked up to a dipole antenna (which are usually 300 Ohm). They are available on Amazon for $10.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2016 08:45PM by Filliam H. Muffman.
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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 17, 2016 08:50PM
ours has the 3.5 mm or 1/8 jack dipole that helped a tiny bit.



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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: December 17, 2016 10:22PM
I have one of these that a late family member had. I get very poor radio reception with it. I have very cheap radios that work just fine. Disappointing.
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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: max
Date: December 18, 2016 12:15AM
Try Radio Shack?....
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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
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Date: December 18, 2016 01:44AM
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Date: December 18, 2016 08:26AM
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Re: Older Bose Wave CD Player. Upgrade antenna?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 18, 2016 07:13PM
I wonder if Bose outsourced the radio circuit to Sony. Every Sony radio I came across had poor reception.
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