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Re: Too much static on some days
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.
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The Bose uses its power cord as an FM antenna. Make sure it's reasonably stretched out (not coiled), and is not in surroundings that shield it from the outside (a steel frame building, though even here putting it close to a window can give you reception). If this isn't enough to get stations clearly, there is a jack on the back of the radio where you can plug in a dipole (piece of wire) antenna available from Bose -- not cheap for what it is -- an indoor antenna from Radio Shack or a similar store, or even a roof-mounted unit. If you don't buy from Bose, you'll need an adapter to convert from the standard plug everyone else uses to the phone jack Bose has decided to use instead. Radio Shack sells one: catalog 278-257.
The reason that it stops getting static when you move the cord is because you are acting as an antenna. This has nothing to do with the cord. You should probably place the radio closer to a window so it can get better reception.
Since there is no AM antenna input on this radio, you will have to get an AM proximity antenna. One that does not need to connect to the radio. At Bose they recommend the Terk AM Advantage proximity antenna. I think you can get it on Audiovox.com.