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Volume varies I have just started using my new HD table top radio. I love the quality, but have a problem with the volume (broadcast) on both AM and FM fading just a bit, then coming back strong. The stations are never lost but the volume varies. It is annoying. I live relatively close by air 15 miles, from the KMOX transmission tower. It is a 50K clear channel station and appears to have a very clear signal, yet the volume wavers just enough to be noticed. This also occurs on FM stations. Is there anything I can do to improve this? I have moved the external AM antenna to different spots to no avail.

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You can get good assistance at the DX 398 Group at Yahoo! The DX 398 is the same radio as the ATS-909. It was the name used by Radio Shack when they marketed it. Here's the URL for the DX398 group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DX398/ They will definately welcome your questions and will likely provide some valuable answers.

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Remove the battery compartment door and the batteries. There should be a small hole marked "reset" under the upper battery cradle. Press (gently...until it clicks) and hold for 5 seconds. Replace batteries and try again.

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SOURCE: Sangean ATS-803A - no audio

If its not a micro-p glitch, sounds like the radio was subject to a spike or surge wile plugged into the AC adapter. If the "power" light stays on all the time, thats what happened. Believe me, I was Sangean America's tech from 1990-1995.
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The fix is to replace a transistor, or fet in the main pwr supply. (Close to where the adaptor plugs in.)
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Either this is typical shortwave reception characteristics, or you intermittent antenna connection.

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