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AM/FM stereo receiver often fully "drops" the reception of listened to radio station(s), or reception will often decrease in volume. Repositioning of the receiver's connected antenna wire often has no correcting effect. This problem will oftentimes not be affected either, by attempts to fine tune the reception of the broadcasting station. The receiver is several years old. I'm not sure if these are common problems needing relatively simple repair or indicate worse things. Thank you.

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Possible solution. I have fixed two with this problem. When the radio drops to a hard surface, the ferrite coil antenna is the heaviest component on circuit board. Look for cracks in solder or broken wires where attachments to circuit board occurs for this component. Use a fine point soldering iron with low heat.

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