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Don't receive hardly any FM stations

And have difficulty tuning in frequencies. Has anyone else had this problem? In my car, I pick up many stations, but only 2 on this receiver. I've hooked it up to an outdoor FM antenna, and no improvement. I've about given up!

Is this just a problem with my receiver or has anyone else had difficulties with receiving radio stations?

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  • gi85888 Jan 04, 2009

    Thanks for the input! Yes, I poured through the manual, and came to the conclusion that RF was not high on the priority list of the engineers who designed this unit.



    A Radio Shack guy suggested running a single strand of copper wire around the eve's of the house and use that as a super antenna. I haven't tried that. I just go grab the boombox....

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Well I would consult your manual.  Home receivers usually dont have the same amplification factors that a mobile unit does as far as sensitivity.  But for best results make sure that you are using the supplied antenna, and put aluminum foil over it.  This will help amplify the signal.  Also consult the manual as to weather there is a setting for DX or Local.  If there is, make sure that it is not set to local.

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