Question about Sony STR-DE197 Receiver
This is probably due to the area your FM antenna is placed. If your house/office is surrounded by buildings, the signal will weaken and fade before it reaches the antenna. Also, if it is surrounded by many walls(i.e. deep inside an office complex), you will have bad reception.
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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FM reception is weak
What to do
• Extend the power cord as much as possible. The FM antenna is in the power cord.
• Move the power cord to adjust the FM antenna
• If you still have problems with FM reception, you may need an external antenna.
* Call Bose®Customer Service to request one.
The external antenna on your radio is a coax (round) design It needs an adaptor and an antenna which are cheap.
Easy to make, radio shack "F" connector 90 degrees or straight, to 300 ohm wire connections. Attatch a 300 ohm flat ribbon antenna cable to those two screws and plug into radio and see how your reception is. You will need to position the antenna wires to get best reception. I have hid them in back of paintings and so on.
Cheapest solution next to putting an extension cord on radio power cord.
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