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Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna

B&H # TEFM50 Mfr # FM50
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TERK's FM Pro is a high-performance indoor/outdoor antenna engineered for superb FM reception over long distances. The FM Pro's patented half-wavelength folded dipole design and built-in Dual Mode ultra-low-noise amplifier provide clear and powerful reception of both distant and close FM stations.

Acclaimed by reviewers for its standard-setting performance, the FM Pro is the ultimate antenna for the FM radio enthusiast.

Exceptional Extended-Range FM Reception
The FM Pro is specifically engineered to provide the highest-quality FM reception for listeners seeking the ultimate in FM antenna performance. The FM Pro utilizes a patented horizontally polarized, half-wavelength (at 98MHz) folded dipole design that maximizes FM signal reception of even weak and distant stations. The FM Pro's figure 8 pickup pattern captures signals from in front of and behind it with equal strength, allowing optimum positioning for reception of weaker stations and stations up to 100 miles away (depending on weather conditions, mounting location and other factors).
Indoor/Outdoor Mounting Versatility
The FM Pro's slim-profile and ultra-durable weatherproof design allows a wide variety of indoor and outdoor mounting options. The FM Pro can be installed under the eaves of a roof, on an inside or outside wall or as a roof-top antenna.
FM Pro's integral mounting slots and supplied mounting hardware make installation fast and easy, and its housing can be painted to inconspicuously blend into any exterior or interior location.
NOTE: Because the FM Pro is horizontally polarized, it must be installed parallel to the ground or floor. For best reception, the FM Pro should be located as high as possible on a rooftop, in an attic or along an interior or exterior wall. It should not be installed indoors in buildings with metal siding, metal studs or foil-lined wall insulation, and should be kept away from large metallic objects such as appliances, mirrors, metal doors and so on.
Patented Dual-Drive Amplifier Technology
The FM Pro features a patented Dual-Drive ultra-low noise amplifier that that lets you select the best gain setting for maximum FM reception. The amplifier can be set to high-gain mode to correct for signals that are too weak, or bypassed for optimum reception of strong signals. The amplifier is connected directly to the antenna element for the shortest signal path and lowest noise.
Frequency Range 88 to 108MHz
Reception Pattern Figure 8
Amplifier Gain Switchable 0dB/+11dB
FM Output Impedance 75 ohm (300 ohm with Supplied Adapter)
Terminals Gold-Plated 75-ohm "F" Connector
Power Supply 12V DC 100ma UL listed
Voltage Regulator Internal
Dimensions (WxHxD) 57 x 2.5 x 1.25"
Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna
  • Power Injector (to operate Dual-Drive amplifier)
  • 75 ohm-to-300 ohm Adapter
  • 75 ohm to 75 ohm Twin-Lead Adapter
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Terk TechnologiesFM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna
     
    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improved audio/video (12)
    • Simple controls (11)
    • Attractive (10)
    • Easy to setup (10)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (11)
      • Office (5)
      • Professional (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Power user (5), Casual user (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simply the best!

      I have been looking for this product for 16 years! Ever since I got my home in Southern Vermont I have only been able to receive one FM station. And this was with a...Read complete review

      I have been looking for this product for 16 years! Ever since I got my home in Southern Vermont I have only been able to receive one FM station. And this was with a powered, directional FM antenna. My home is set in a very low hollow amongst the peaks, (OK, low mountains) of Sothern Vermont, with no direct line of site to any transmition towers. I installed the antenna on the outside of my home and ran the cable down two floors to the receiver. I did not use the enclosed power booster, because I did not want the power drain, nor the need to have to switch the unit on and off. I am not an overly exuberant person, and skew much more to the pesimistic, hesitant side. That is why I will, without hesitation, recomend this Antenna with all five stars, no hesitation, and tell you it has gotten me the reception I have longed for for all these years.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not worth the money

      i had to fabricate a bracket to mount it to my antenna tower rotator pole so it could be used with a rotator to tune in stations. it is not omnidirectional.no considerations were made...Read complete review

      i had to fabricate a bracket to mount it to my antenna tower rotator pole so it could be used with a rotator to tune in stations. it is not omnidirectional.no considerations were made to mount this antenna other than the side of your house. it has to be rotated to work properly

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      5.0

      Terk FM 50 best FM antenna ever

      By normanof

      from Mansonville, Quebec B&B magestik.

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improved Audio/Video

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Professional

        Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

        It took me quite a while to figure out the best location to install it, for reception and for the visual (it is long and very visible) using a marginal reception channel, a ladder and moving inside & out with the antenna connected. But after having optimized the location, all channels are all clear and I now get channels I did not know existed in my area. I am in a side-hill, I get some channels more than 50 miles away, from the US and from Canada. Entirely satisfied. Best ever, and I had tried a few others...

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        5.0

        VERY satisfied!

        By Rufus

        from Virginia

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Improved Audio/Video
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Barn
          • Garage
          • Home
          • Metal Building
          • Office

          Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

          I had little to no FM reception inside of my garage/toy box; a 30x60 metal pole barn which suprisingly is NOT a great antenna itself, go figure. I had rigged up some copper wire out the window and the only thing I could listen to was one station, and I was forced to only listen to Delilah at night. I thought I was going to shoot myself after listening to that.

          I installed the FM PRO by Terk on the outside of my barn, on the side facing the closest metro area about 35 miles away or so. I've picked up a good 20 FM stations, and most come through clear enough as stereo. I mounted the unit on a couple of plastic blocks about 2 inches thick to physically separate it from the metal sides of the building. I don't know if that improved my reception, but it all works well.

          I could have invested in another Satellite radio, or even rigged up some strong WiFi from my house 800 feet away to get internet radio to the garage/toy box; but this worked great for what I need.

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          5.0

          Cheapest solution to perfect result

          By Dual

          from Taiwan

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Setup
          • Improved Audio/Video
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office
            • Professional

            Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

            I was once hesitant to buy this antenna when reading some of the negative feedbacks on this product. In my area, I could only receive 3 radio stations, which were still in poor reception. After the installation of this outdoor antenna, I am now able to receive radio programs from more than 40 stations. This product is definitely the best antenna I have used so far. Highly recommended!

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            • No

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            5.0

            I am buying a second one for vac home

            By Pat L

            from ringwood, nj

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to install
            • Fast Setup
            • Great Price
            • Great reception easy to
            • Improved Audio/Video
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

              i live in a rural area of north NJ and had no radio signal on my harmon Kardon receiver for many years. A friend at work told me of the TERK FM-50 that he has in his house in Tenn. and one in NJ. I tried it and now I receive clear reception where I had nothing but static before. I am ordering a second TERK FM-Pro for my vacation home at the Jersey shore. Would highly reccommend this antenna. PS B&H had the best price and free fast shipping. Ordered on a Friday night and was at my door Tuesday when I got home from work.

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              4.0

              Amazing reception

              By Sealwrangler

              from Gualala, California

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Works great

              Cons

              • Power is a brick

              Best Uses

                Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                This is a replacement for a 20 year old 6' long fiberglass antenna. I am using it to receive FM stations from San Francisco about 60 miles away. With the new antenna I no loner have any fade or signal beating. Could not be happier.

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                5.0

                Improved HD-FM Recpetion

                By Brad

                from Corinth, VT

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improved Audio/Video

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                  Bought the Terk FM Pro antenna to receive hybrid-digital FM broadcast from 40 miles away over mountainous terrain. Easily set the Terk in the same place (over kitchen cabinets) as the original simple dipole antenna that came with the radio receiver and found significant improvement in reception. Connection between the Terk and the radio was made using coaxial cable with F-style female connections at each end. Cable not supplied with the Terk, but readily available in variety of lengths.

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                  5.0

                  Superior

                  By Dansy

                  from Steinbach, MB

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Improved Audio/Video
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                    We live away from the city so this antenna boost the signal so we can have a clear reception....which was hit and run prior too.

                    A little on the big side but I found a great place, in one of my ultra large window...

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                    5.0

                    Can bring in a signal from 70 miles away

                    By Jerry

                    from Topeka, KS

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                        I purchased this antenna so that I can listen to a Public Radio Station that is 70 miles away in Kansas City. It does a pretty good job considering the distance. It took some trial and error to find the best location in my house. I have it installed on a wall on the first floor. Some days the signal is very clear. On other days there is static, but that is probably due to the weather. The clearest signal occurs with the amplifier OFF, although that cuts out the stereo signal.

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                        1.0

                        not worth the money

                        By big dooley

                        from tri city, michigan

                        About Me Power User

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                            i had to fabricate a bracket to mount it to my antenna tower rotator pole so it could be used with a rotator to tune in stations. it is not omnidirectional.no considerations were made to mount this antenna other than the side of your house. it has to be rotated to work properly

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Terk FM-50 PRO Amplified FM Antenna

                            By Pepere

                            from Pelham, MA

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Fast Setup
                            • Improved Audio/Video
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                              Replaced a large Yagi type FM antenna on roof with motorized rotor on a high mast. The Terk antenna mounts conveniently within reach. Pulls in all the stations as well as large roof mount Yagi. Simple to connect and attractive unobtrusive appearance and design. I am most pleased with the product and B&H service -[...]. A very good value and a quality product.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Not what I need

                              By Ringer

                              from Middle TN

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Fast Setup
                              • Simple Controls

                              Cons

                              • Does Not Improve Audio/Video
                              • No waterproof connections

                              Best Uses

                              • none

                              Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                              I live in a small town sixty miles from the closest metropolitan area. I bought the antenna hoping to improve my fm reception [...]Nada, two local stations barely audible same as the wire loop antenna that came with my receiver. I haven't tried it outside as yet, because I need a longer coax and water proof extention cord. So far I feel like I have wasted my money.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A must have if you live in the boondocks

                              By Bert

                              from Waseca Minnesota

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improved Audio/Video

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                  It brings in stations in MPLS/STPaul(70 miles away)like they are next door, I'm thinking about getting another one for the stations east and west of me

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This antenna works awesome!

                                  By G-Man

                                  from Milford, CT

                                  About Me Power User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Simple Controls

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Office
                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                    Whenever one of my clients have poor FM reception I use one of these extended up to their attic and it resolves the poor reception problem every time! The key is extending it to the attic over a coax cable, preferably over Quad Shielded coax.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Reception !

                                    By webby

                                    from Street ,MD

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Improved Audio/Video
                                    • Simple Controls

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                      This truly works,massive increase in reception many more stations picked up with excellent reception it was worth the money to get clear FM radio stations living in the country !

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Antenna Ever

                                      By Mark

                                      from New Brunswick, NJ

                                      About Me Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Fast Setup
                                      • Improved Audio/Video
                                      • Simple Controls

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                        I live in a center apartment of an apartment complex and had been unable to get any FM signals into my reciever. I tried everything; antennas, amplified antennass, FM traps, and wires strung all over the place and nothing worked or it was extremely staticky, unappealling audio. The minute I plugged this in stations started to come in crystal clear. If you want to bring in FM stations this is highly suggested. A bit pricey but worth the cost. At first I was going to purchase it but because of the lenght I was put off at first, but the design is not bad at all.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works for Us!

                                        By Darter02

                                        from Greensburg, PA

                                        About Me Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Setup
                                        • Improved Audio/Video
                                        • Simple Controls

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home

                                          Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                          We're far enough away from Pittsburgh that listening to my favorite stations, like WYEP and WDUQ was spotty at best. It is one of the downsides of moving away from the city, this and the lack of good restaurants. I tried other powered/unpowered antennas but to no avail. This one works! I have the cable split and running to multiple radios throughout the house! We can now listen to our favorite stations again!!

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                                          5.0

                                          Totally Works!!

                                          By phungt

                                          from hingham, ma

                                          About Me Casual User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Fast Setup
                                          • Improved Audio/Video

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Office

                                            Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                            my office is in an old industrial building with a tin roof, we got almost no station despite being only 7 miles from boston. once this antenna was installed outside, we get every station clear enough to receive rds (when available). i was skeptical at first cause some past experience with terk antennas but this one totally delivers.

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                                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Simply the best!

                                            By Happy Ears

                                            from South Londonderry, Vermont

                                            About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy Controls
                                            • Easy To Set Up

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Audiophiles
                                              • Basic Systems

                                              Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                              I have been looking for this product for 16 years! Ever since I got my home in Southern Vermont I have only been able to receive one FM station. And this was with a powered, directional FM antenna. My home is set in a very low hollow amongst the peaks, (OK, low mountains) of Sothern Vermont, with no direct line of site to any transmition towers. I installed the antenna on the outside of my home and ran the cable down two floors to the receiver. I did not use the enclosed power booster, because I did not want the power drain, nor the need to have to switch the unit on and off. I am not an overly exuberant person, and skew much more to the pesimistic, hesitant side. That is why I will, without hesitation, recomend this Antenna with all five stars, no hesitation, and tell you it has gotten me the reception I have longed for for all these years.

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                                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Buying my 2nd one!

                                              By h00tm0n

                                              from Vail, Colorado

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Strong Signal

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                                  Using ours in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Radio reception with a stock stereo antenna is hit and miss. Mountains get in the way. After using this equipment I would agree with description. "TERK's FM Pro is a high-performance indoor/outdoor antenna engineered for superb FM reception over long distances".

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                                                  (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  expensive and worthless. doesn't work

                                                  By stash

                                                  from Boyertown, PA 19512

                                                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • NONE

                                                  Cons

                                                  • big, ugly and does almost
                                                  • Poor Reception

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • NONE

                                                  Comments about Terk Technologies FM-50 FM PRO Amplified Indoor/Outdoor FM Antenna:

                                                  home receiver. Antenna wire provided with receiver works better and is not ugly.

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