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WHY CAN'T I GET AM RADIO RECEPTION - ONLY FM??

I RECEIVE FM RECEPTION BUT NOT AM

ANY SUGGESTIONS??

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  • MickyPearl1 Jan 09, 2009

    Just moved to a new house on the outskirts of our city. We can received FM radio signal anytime, but most of the time the AM stations are obscured by static. MOST of the time that is. Once or twice weekly AM comes in clearly...not on the same days or times each week, and not under the same weather conditions. There are also some cow pastures nearby which contain some humongous towers. Don't know if they are radio, TV, electric power or what, but that's my next best guess. Something whose operation blocks my reception. What can I do about this? Are there separate AM antennas which can overcome this problem?

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You need a seperate AM antena for your AM radio to work. If you look on the back of the system where the FM antenna is connected you will see a AM hole for an antenna. I had same problem hope it helps!

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