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Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna Signal Booster
Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna Signal Booster
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Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna Signal Booster

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Capture AM like Never Before

The Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna is ideal for improving most AM radio reception problems. No matter what kind of radio you're using, the antenna will significantly reduce nighttime fade out and help reduce static and distortion. The Twin Coil can double the audio clarity of any weak station during the day.

The antenna is designed to work with everything from portable radios without antenna connectors to home stereos with wire antenna terminals. The ferrite stick works on radios without antenna connectors.

The weather resistant antenna element is capable of picking up a clean signal some distance from your radio and sending it to the radio and overriding the static. This feature alone can make it the ideal AM antenna because there is no other way to get a clear signal.

The antenna element has directional characteristics. By rotating the antenna element in a window or outside you can improve the signal strength. As with any AM Antenna, you will need to take the time to experiment to find the best location.

Patch cords, antenna, tuner, ferrite stick, mounting hardware and AC Adapter are included. Optional 50' cable available, see below. Runs on included AC Adapter or 9V battery (not included). Tuner Size: 3.25" W x 4.3" H x 1.4" D. Weight: 4.5 oz. Antenna Element Size: 8.6" W x 2.5" H x 1.5" D. Weight: 8.5 oz. U.S. Patent #6,529,169 B2

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Bob
Sacramento
April, 3 2020
I'm Impressed!
Within about 10 minutes of the antenna arriving, I was able to use it to start pulling in stations that most of my radios couldn't even hear. I have a Panasonic RF-2200 and used it to scan the MW AM band and could pick up a few weak stations that my other radios Tescum PL-360 and Eton Mini couldn't even hear. Once I got the PL-360 and Eton Mini tuned to the weak stations that I could hear on the RF-2200 then I used the little ferrite coupler to attach the C. Crane Twin Coil Antenna... And BLAM, I was receiving these stations loud and clear or at least in a tolerable listening manner. I have to say, I was a little dubios that this antenna system would help much, but I was blessedly wrong. The C. Crane Twin Coil Antenna works really well.
PROS
It works!It was easy to set up.It seems built with quality materials.The packaging was really nice.The product arrive in just a couple of days.There is a lot of information available online that can help a fella get set up!


CONS
I have not really seen any improvement in reception with my Panasonic RF-2200. Maybe there is a slight improvement in reception. However, this seems to be a common experience with the RF-2200. I have to say the every other radio that I have used this antenna on has pretty dramatic improvement in reception.The price is a little high... But given how well this product has worked for me, I would drop the coin on this product again in a heartbeat. This antenna has turned my cheap digital radios into useful MW AM receivers.


BEST USES
Any place that you have challenged AM reception will benefit from this antenna.

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Robert Hickey
Concord, NH
January, 21 2020
Needs variable gain
Great antennae booster.
PROS
Works very well, easy to use.


CONS
It could use an adjustable gain feature. Right now, I reduce the gain by moving the antennae away a few inches. Kinda Expensive.

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Kozmo18
Finger Lakes, NY
January, 19 2020
Saved the life of an old radio
This thing brings in an old-time radio station from Hamilton, Ont CHML that I could only pick up occasionally - and cleaned up the signals from a dozen others.
PROS
Remarkable reception with minimal effort. Fun to tune.


CONS
There are no cons.


BEST USES
Evening listening.

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Hugh Macaulay
GIbsons, BC, Canada
November, 25 2019
Perfect for rural West Coast
I live on the West Coast, about 50 miles from Vancouver. At night, regular reception of all sorts of American stations as far as LA are okay. Daytime? No dice. But with this antenna, daytime listening brings in an incredible variety of broadcasters - many the small ones, low-power signals. I am sort of amazed.
PROS
Brings in signals I never knew were there. What to say? Easy to use. Fun to use. Really effective.


CONS
Lots of wires and cables clutter my table space. But that is forgivable, given this antenna's extraordinary effectiveness.


BEST USES
Daytime, for me. Rural areas where signals are faint.

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Jorge U.
Mason, OH
November, 9 2019
Best compact AM antenna ever.
This antenna is very well designed, rugged and gets the job done.
PROS
Easy to operate, robust construction, great results. You can use the small pickup with any receiver without the need of an external connector. I've used this with a humble SANYO RP42 and the amount of distant stations this setup can capture is amazing. My Grunding Satellit 800 Millennium using its internal ferrite antenna is no match to the SANYO+CCRANE. As the SANYO + CCRANE setup is pretty compact you can move around and find a good spot inside w/o the need to relocate the ferrite antenna outdoors.


CONS
Back in the day this product appeared to be discontinued, got mine 5 yr ago thru eBay.


BEST USES
Indoors, with older equipment lacking external antenna connector.

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Al Short
Boston MA
July, 22 2019
Still Learning
Interesting and useful instrument. Coupling coil placement seems rather critical, I find direct connection more reliable and repeatable.
PROS
Fairly deep nulls useful in sorting out same and adjacent channel unwanted signals.


CONS
I wish there was a straightforward way to mount outside on a weather resistant rotor.

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Dave
Boston MA
June, 29 2019
Bring in those distant AM stations with ease!
This antenna works great to bring in distant AM stations. After setup, that only took a few minutes, I was picking up stations from over 280 miles away with clarity. Without using this antenna, my C CRane Skywave SSB AM tuner would pickup some distant weak AM signals a 4 or 5 on the signal strength meter that would come in at a pretty clear 9 or 10 on the meter when using this antenna. A great product at a great price.
PROS
Works wellSimple to use


BEST USES
AM distance radio tuning

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Ryan Gaestel
Jersey shore
June, 17 2019
Brings in fat stations clear
Well engineered. Makes my junk work radio that would be otherwise useless for am radio listenable. Am radio is my only news source so this product is very valuable to me.
PROS
I've had this for years and is still working great. Brings in distant signals.


CONS
Not easily portable but is designed for a home base radio.


BEST USES
Cuts out noise and is very selective.

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James Willoughby
charlotte nc
April, 30 2019
effective product for a reasonable price
the product does boost AM signals. it takes a little tweaking at first but it does work well. I found it easier to tune the station in initially without the signal boost and then fine tune the reception with the boost. I also found that reception improved the antenna placed in an external window using suction cups provided.
PROS
simple operation. effective at boosting signal. allows for interesting listening from around the country,


CONS
changing stations can be tedious due to my need to turn off boost to tune noted above. Lady of the house does not like to fool with it!


BEST USES
Easier amplify stations on parts of the band that are not too crowded. But this is true of an unamplified signal as well,

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Jon Fimmel, KA7YTZ
Missoula, MT
January, 25 2019
All of sudden... All kinds of stations appear!
Signal levels and the number of stations receivable... dramatically increased/improved w/o a corresponding increase in noise level.
PROS
Very compact and extremely simple to use/ the stacked coarse and fine tuning controls are ultra-convenient


CONS
Absolutely none!


BEST USES
Placement of the antenna element on a wooden lazy Susan makes this a directional tool to maximize reception also provides an option to null/tune out stations on the same frequency

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Dave Minchella
Irondequoit, NY
January, 15 2019
Glad it's back!
I've owned this antenna for several years, and find it works very well to help dig out distant AM stations. It's very flexible, and I purchased several extension cables to allow the receiving antenna to be located away from my receiver.
PROS
Very well thought out active AM antenna with several hookup options.


CONS
Like all active antennas, some hardware/cables to deal with, but worth it flexibility.


BEST USES
AM DXing

Downloads/Manuals
Manuals
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2MB
Videos
FAQ
How much cable comes with the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna?
What is the maximum amount of cable that you can use with the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna?
Can I mount the Antenna Element outside?
What kind of cable does the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna come with?
Is there an attachment to connect two Twin Coil Ferrite AM antenna cables together?
How do I connect my radio to the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna if I don't have an external AM antenna connection?
How much dB gain does the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna have?
Does the Terk AM Advantage help with the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna?
How long will a 9 V battery last?
How do I connect the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna to radios that have external antenna connections?
Where does the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna hook up to the Bose radio?
Is there Line loss on the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna's extension kits?
Why do the extension kits for the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna not work on my radio?
Can I use RG6 or RG59 cabling with the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna?
No change in signal strength with Twin Coil Ferrite Antenna
Will the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna improve the AM reception on my radio?
Can the Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna be grounded to an electrical outlet house ground or should I use a copper pipe?
In The Box
What's in the Box
  1. 1. Antenna Element
  2. 2. AC 9 Volt Adapter
  3. 3. 5' PS2 Connection Cable
  4. 4. Tuner Control
  5. 5. 1/8" Mono to RCA Connector Patchcord
  1. 6. 1" Piece of Hook and Loop Fastener for Ferrite Stick
  2. 7. Mounting Screws
  3. 8. RCA Female Patchcord to Two Bare Wire Ends
  4. 9. Ferrite Stick
  5. One Year Limited Warranty
Specs
General Specifications
Size Tuner: 3.25" W x 4.25" H x 1.25" D
Antenna: 8.5" W x 2.5" H x 1.25"D
Weight Tuner: 4.5 ozs.
Antenna: 8.5 ozs.
AC Power AC Adapter (Included): 9V, 100 mA, center tip negative, 2.1 mm tip
DC Power 9 V Battery (Not Included)
Power Consumption 11 mA
Gain -37 dBm /vm
Output Impedance: <50 Ohms
AM Antenna Single ferrite element with twin coil
Input Jacks Tuner: 2.1 mm jack for AC adapter
PS2 jack for connecting cable to antenna element
Output Jacks Antenna: PS2 jack for connecting cable to tuner
Tuner: 1/8" jack for connecting patch cord to radio
Warranty 60 day satisfaction guarantee
1 year warranty parts & labor
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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