Has anyone found a good way of getting good, constant FM reception on a home / portable type "boom box" stereo? I have a cheap $90 radio / cassette / cd stereo with removable side speakers that I bought years ago at WallyWorld. I have it on a shelf in my 24x28 block garage. Sometimes it gets good reception, other times not. And it almost seems like it changes for a particular station in January, when another close station bleeds over and dominates the preferred station. I got one of those FM antenna's with the ring and bunny ear telescopic antenna's from radio shack, but I can only wrap the wire ends around the stereo's telescopic ant. because it has no ant. screws or anything. And I've tried putting wires from the ant. on the stereo and run them near power outlets. I've leaned other metal or alum. against them. I've even ran a split wire "T" 75 ohm dipole antenna to the outside but it had to be mounted across the wall.
I just can't get anything constant to work, other then when me or my hand is near the stereo. The summer time isn't quite as bad. I'm looking for some ideas of what you guys may have found that helps.