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RE: How many of you are still using tuners regularly

Having lived in southern CT when I started in this hobby I have fonder memories of the NY area stations.

When I got my first "real stereo system" or something other than a portable with detachable speakers or a Clairtone console, I had the Dynaco Pas-3X, Stereo 70, FM3 tuner, Bozak speakers, Miracord 50H turntable with a Shure V15 type 11 cartridge and a lower end Concord reel to reel deck. So that would have been in the later 1960's.

There was one very popular classical station from NY and I think it was WQXR? Whatever it was, it was the go to station for taping classical FM broadcasts and serious listening.

The serious had a Finco FM-4G FM yagi antenna with a rotor to capture FM signals in all directions.

Around that time I remember comparing two FM tuners to see if they both would pick up the same number of stations. Obviously one was the FM-3 but I don't remember what the other one was but probably a Scott or Fisher.
If I remember correctly they were almost equal give or take a few stations and the number of stations was staggering to me because I had never gone from station to station like that real slow.

Then I slowly phased out of FM and went exclusively to vinyl.

Fast forward to today and the only time I use the tuner in my "closet system" of a Pioneer SX-780 and NHT in wall speakers is when I'm puttering around the house or on the weekend when a local station has a jazz broadcast and I switch to my main system with a a Mac MR67 but it's not the enjoyable listening it was back when.

Like you Charles I'm transplanted to a different area and SC isn't a bastion of variety or stations.

On a side note, I remember when the World Trade center was built and I was working for the RCA Service Company at the time. The towers caused TV ghosting and FM multipath in the CT area on some stations.


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