Is there a trick to get better signal for the FM radio in the Soundcore Mini?
It seems a little better with the micro usb plugged in but it could be just my imagination, I would still like a good clear signal though.
Am I just in a bad spot for reception or is it just not very good to begin with?
The Mini uses the charging lead plugged in as the FM antenna.
The lead doesn’t need to be plugged into the charger.
After that I guess it’s a matter of placement if the device and lead.
In theory the ideal length is speed of light divided by frequency divided by half so say in UK BBC2 is 90Mhz so
3x10xx8 / 9x 10xx7 /2 = 30/9/2 = 1.6M.
So say a 6ft cable.
The strength of the signal would be proportionally weaker for shorter cable, e.g. 3ft cable is half as good.
Thanks guys, I’ll try it in a different location and maybe try a different cable as well, it’s not exactly life changing or anything but would be handy to work properly out in the garden etc…
try to get a good quality 6ft USB cable and point in the direction of the transmitter. e.g. here in UK the nearest BBC radio transmitter is almost exactly due east so a 6ft cable in that east direction would be the absolutely the ideal.
Chances are the supplied cable is … 3 ft? If so its half as good as a 6ft.
Neighbours are gonna look at me really funny when I put a 6ft usb cable up in the apple tree