How to Hook Up an FM Stereo Antenna

by James Clark

An FM (frequency modulation) antenna connected to a stereo system can help a receiver pull in better signals from FM radio stations. Stereo receivers typically have a pair of FM antenna connectors on the back of the unit. The screws for the two connectors hold the wire leads to feed the antenna signal to the stereo's receiver.

Loosen the two screws labeled "FM ANT" on the back of the receiver.

Wrap the two antenna wires separately around the metal posts below the screw heads.

Tighten the connections with a screwdriver.

Place the antenna base near a window or exterior wall and adjust the telescoping antenna rods for the best reception.

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About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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