What a timely topic. I live 35 miles from Chgo FM transmitters & have a roof antennae. have had Sony & Scott FM receivers. Now I converted to a digital Sony 7.1 to one. Excellent for movies, TV cable, CD, etc, but FM stereo reception on many strong stations weak with roof antennae. Why does advancement in tech mean other functions are sacrificed? Thank you.
Sounds like there's something wrong with that receiver (broken antenna connection? overload?) or your antenna (how's your TV reception on it?). For most of the time I lived in the Chicago area, I lived 30 to 50 miles from the towers (Streamwood & Wauconda, respectively), and had no problems with the downtown FM stations on either an outside antenna or a built-in monopole.