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The reception of WSBP-LP is acceptable in most locations inside of Wood-Ridge, NJ, and the surrounding communities.  In some cases, listeners may have to experiment a little with positioning the radio within the room and/or adjusting the AC power cord or telescopic antenna for the radio. For component HI-FI stereo systems, a 5 ft. piece of wire or an inexpensive rabbit-ears antenna may be needed. Check out the details below in regards to car radios, boom boxes, table radios, personal pocket-sized stereo, and component HI-FI stereos. Some areas that may reside at ground level in low-lying areas may have difficulty receiving WSBP-LP.  In such cases, listeners can improve the reception by using a radio on the second floor of their residence if that’s possible.  It’s also best to place your radio receiver near a window that’s facing towards WSBP-LP.  However, the following reception tips may be of help to you to get our signal. Car Radios Car radios will provide great reception for WSBP-LP. Set your presets to 94.3 FM.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your car radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it.  As you drive on the roads, you might hear occasional, brief “swish-outs” of the signal. This is due to passing through nulls of the signal, caused by changes in the terrain and building obstruction. When coming to a stop at a light, or when parking, it’s possible that your car could be stopped right in the middle of a null. Usually, if you drive 5 feet forward, you’ll exit the null and the signal will improve. Portable Radios with a Telescoping Antenna Extend the telescopic antenna about 2/3 of the way out and keep it that long. If the radio has an analog tuning dial, follow the instructions below for low-end radios, except move the telescopic antenna instead of the AC power cord. Try changing the elevation of the telescopic antenna from horizontal (parallel to the ground) to vertical and all points in between. Also, with the telescopic antenna at a 45 degree elevation or less, try rotating the antenna in a wide circular arc. If the telescopic antenna is not made for rotating, rotate the radio itself.  Update: Also, we have found out by our own experience that the CCRadio 2E Enhanced AM/FM/WX 2-Meter Ham Band Radio worked out really good, reception wise when we were listening to our station in the parking lot of Home Depot in Lodi, NJ and in a basement in Wood-Ridge on Wood-Ridge Street near 17 South. High-end Table Radio with Digital Tuning Readout Most high quality FM tuner’s receives our signal very well within our coverage area. However, unless you hook up an external FM antenna to the jack in the back of the radio, the Bose, as an example, uses the AC power cord for the antenna. Kindly move the power cord around and tape it in the best position if needed.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it. Low-end Table Radio / Clock Radio with Analog Tuning Dial Kindly note, the lowest quality of these radios may not be able to receive WSBP-LP at all and may only get within 3 or 4 miles from our location. These radios also use the AC power cord for the antenna. Move the AC power cord around until you hopefully hear WSBP-LP, then tape the AC power cord in that position. Component Stereo System Component stereo receivers/tuners mostly have an external FM antenna connection on the back of the unit. The FM connection may be two screw terminals, or two insertion binding terminals often labeled with the impedance of 75 or 300 ohms. WSBP-LP, however, will require some kind of an antenna, in most cases it can simply be a 5 foot length of any kind of wire such as speaker wire.  Simply move the wire around and find the best position for reception of WSBP- LP.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it. If needed, you can get a rabbit-ears antenna from Radio Shack or at Lowes hardware. Some of them come with leads for screw-on terminals, and some come with a 75-ohm Coax connector. Radio Shack sells adapters that convert 75- ohm Coax connectors to 300-ohm screw-on leads and vice-versa. If you are too far from our location, you may need to use a roof or attic yagi boom antenna to receive our radio station. These could be purchased for about $50-$100, plus $25 for 50 ft. of lead-in cable. If you don’t have access to your roof or attic, you can still install a small FM-only boom antenna in a room by securing it on a floor-standing pole mount and raising the antenna to about 6 inches away from the ceiling. Rotate the antenna so it’s pointed towards our location. Unlike TV combo antennas the FM-only ones are flat in a horizontal plane, and thus will fit nicely near the ceiling of a room. If your residence is not in a low-lying area, a rooftop antenna may receive WSBP-LP.
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Reception Tips

The reception of WSBP-LP is acceptable in most locations inside of Wood-Ridge, NJ, and the surrounding communities.  In some cases, listeners may have to experiment a little with positioning the radio within the room and/or adjusting the AC power cord or telescopic antenna for the radio. For component HI-FI stereo systems, a 5 ft. piece of wire or an inexpensive rabbit-ears antenna may be needed. Check out the details below in regards to car radios, boom boxes, table radios, personal pocket-sized stereo, and component HI-FI stereos. Some areas that may reside at ground level in low-lying areas may have difficulty receiving WSBP-LP.  In such cases, listeners can improve the reception by using a radio on the second floor of their residence if that’s possible.  It’s also best to place your radio receiver near a window that’s facing towards WSBP-LP.  However, the following reception tips may be of help to you to get our signal. Car Radios Car radios will provide great reception for WSBP-LP. Set your presets to 94.3 FM.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your car radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it.  As you drive on the roads, you might hear occasional, brief “swish-outs” of the signal. This is due to passing through nulls of the signal, caused by changes in the terrain and building obstruction. When coming to a stop at a light, or when parking, it’s possible that your car could be stopped right in the middle of a null. Usually, if you drive 5 feet forward, you’ll exit the null and the signal will improve. Portable Radios with a Telescoping Antenna Extend the telescopic antenna about 2/3 of the way out and keep it that long. If the radio has an analog tuning dial, follow the instructions below for low-end radios, except move the telescopic antenna instead of the AC power cord. Try changing the elevation of the telescopic antenna from horizontal (parallel to the ground) to vertical and all points in between. Also, with the telescopic antenna at a 45 degree elevation or less, try rotating the antenna in a wide circular arc. If the telescopic antenna is not made for rotating, rotate the radio itself.  Update: Also, we have found out by our own experience that the CCRadio 2E Enhanced AM/FM/WX 2-Meter Ham Band Radio worked out really good, reception wise when we were listening to our station in the parking lot of Home Depot in Lodi, NJ and in a basement in Wood-Ridge on Wood- Ridge Street near 17 South. High-end Table Radio with Digital Tuning Readout Most high quality FM tuner’s receives our signal very well within our coverage area. However, unless you hook up an external FM antenna to the jack in the back of the radio, the Bose, as an example, uses the AC power cord for the antenna. Kindly move the power cord around and tape it in the best position if needed.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it. Low-end Table Radio / Clock Radio with Analog Tuning Dial Kindly note, the lowest quality of these radios may not be able to receive WSBP-LP at all and may only get within 3 or 4 miles from our location. These radios also use the AC power cord for the antenna. Move the AC power cord around until you hopefully hear WSBP-LP, then tape the AC power cord in that position. Component Stereo System Component stereo receivers/tuners mostly have an external FM antenna connection on the back of the unit. The FM connection may be two screw terminals, or two insertion binding terminals often labeled with the impedance of 75 or 300 ohms. WSBP-LP, however, will require some kind of an antenna, in most cases it can simply be a 5 foot length of any kind of wire such as speaker wire.  Simply move the wire around and find the best position for reception of WSBP- LP.  You may need to manually set 94.3 FM on your radio since the “scan” feature may not detect it. If needed, you can get a rabbit-ears antenna from Radio Shack or at Lowes hardware. Some of them come with leads for screw-on terminals, and some come with a 75-ohm Coax connector. Radio Shack sells adapters that convert 75- ohm Coax connectors to 300-ohm screw-on leads and vice-versa. If you are too far from our location, you may need to use a roof or attic yagi boom antenna to receive our radio station. These could be purchased for about $50-$100, plus $25 for 50 ft. of lead-in cable. If you don’t have access to your roof or attic, you can still install a small FM- only boom antenna in a room by securing it on a floor-standing pole mount and raising the antenna to about 6 inches away from the ceiling. Rotate the antenna so it’s pointed towards our location. Unlike TV combo antennas the FM-only ones are flat in a horizontal plane, and thus will fit nicely near the ceiling of a room. If your residence is not in a low-lying area, a rooftop antenna may receive WSBP-LP.