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Too much static on some days

Most days the reception of Bose Radio is strong and clear, other days so much static that it is almost impossibe to hear radio

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  • amahearn Feb 13, 2009

    If its a signal problem, how do you fix it.

  • amahearn Feb 13, 2009

    will a flexible antenna help

  • amahearn Feb 13, 2009

    problem on FM public radio 15 miles from Tuscon, Az.

  • amahearn Feb 13, 2009

    I haven't tried moving yet, but sound like a reasonable solution.

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Hi!

Please try and see that no device such as TV or refrigerator should not be near it. Also change the location of the radio and see if this still happens.

And, if its still happening then there is a problem with the filter in your radio.

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You can test if this is an interfeerence problem by using a different radio.

If the other radio works well on all stations and on all conditions, then this is a broken contact on the antenna wirings inside the unit, or a faulty tuner board.

Give it a try.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 13, 2009

    Additionally, if this is a reception problem you can solve it with an external antenna of this kind: TERK AM/FM+ - Radio antenna - Indoor .
    First ensure that the problem is not the radio, such a low reception is weird.


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, I am inclined to suspect that the problem is externally caused. This could be attributed to RFI (radio frequency interference) brought about by almost anything electrical such as but not limited to wireless phones, electronic ballasts, lamp dimmer, microwave oven, wireless routers, even a switched mode power supply (smps) of most equipments. A few things you can try:

  • change the location, orientation and/or position of the radio;
  • change wall outlet;
  • if plug is not polarized try plugging it the other way around;
  • the built-in antenna is wrapped around the AC cord, attach an external antenna;
  • relocate any other electronic devices within the immediate vicinity of the radio,
  • place the radio closer to a window.
Would appreciate any updates/developments. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi there.
You have interference somewhere around the home, it could be a CB radio, radio mast or electricity pilon.
Try moving the radio to a different location to see if the interference clears up.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

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I think static noise would be on AM and SW bands.
It is due to strong electrical field noise near radio location. You can confirm same noise on another radio on same time.

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Hi
check whether you have any cross interference........

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It has some signal problem.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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    rockfixya Feb 13, 2009

    Ok...
    Try a Skywire Loop Antenna--
    to make a Skywire Loop Antenna go below link>>

    http://n1su.com/loop.html

    hope it helps.
    Thanks

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