Improve an FM antenna?
I have an old under-cabinet GE AM/FM radio that has been having more and more trouble receiving the station I wish to listen to. I took the radio apart hoping to be able to extend whatever internal antenna was there to improve reception. I think I found the FM antenna: a yellow medium size insulated wire which went across the chassis then was tightly coil wrapped around the power cord inside the radio case. I unwound the wire and sure enough I now have lost all FM reception.
I tore radios and TV's apart as a kid and could swear the FM antenna's are supposed to be fairly straight affairs? My wild guess is the coiled wire was using the entire power cord as its antenna. Does this sound correct to the radio wizards out there? If so, or even if not how might I rig up an improved antenna for FM reception here?