How to Improve Your FM Reception

[Source: Thanks to C. Crane, radio manufacturer]

* If you are using a (telescoping) whip antenna, try varying the position, or even shortening the antenna. The best reception isn't always with the antenna fully extended.

* If you are using a portable radio, try a different location. Usually, but not always, the best reception is near a window, but you may need to experiment.

* If your radio has (an) attachment for a simple wire FM antenna, try that.

* If a whip antenna or a simple wire isn't adequate, consider a stronger indoor antenna or, the best option, an outdoor antenna. C. Crane has some suggestions. (You cannot buy a traditional outdoor FM / TV antenna anywhere in Modesto; I ordered one from Amazon.)