Installing the Terk FM-50:
When mounting the antenna outdoors or indoors, remember to install the FM Pro HORIZONTALLY, parallel to the ground. DO NOT INSTALL FM PRO VERTICALLY!
Note: The FM Pro may be painted to match the decor of your home. We recommend using a primer coat before applying your color coat. Do not use a lead-based paint.
Positioning the Terk FM-50:
- All antennas are affected by electromagnetic fields. To maximize performance, position your FM Pro antenna away from direct contact with receivers, tuners, CD players, TVs and computers.
Note: Antennas work best when CD players, VCRs and computers are turned off.
- Keep the antenna away from large metal objects. Mounting the FM Pro near a window, in the attic or outdoors (on the side of the home) as high off the ground as possible, often provides the best FM reception results. Never mount the FM Pro on aluminum siding or in an attic with foil-wrapped insulation. (These act as RF shields).
- On occasions, certain areas in your home may be null points or dead spots where no radio signal can be received. This may also occur in metal-frame buildings and houses with aluminum siding. In this case, simply move your antenna, trying different locations, until the best reception is achieved. Try with the amplifier "ON" then "OFF", listening for the best signal.
- In weak signal areas, optimum tuning is achieved with your receiver's scan button in the "OFF" position.