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Eton E5 On the Eton E5 there is a distortion on ssb signals. Won't tune in finely, so all conversations are sounding like robots. Cannot make out any words. A worbling sound. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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This may be caused by a problem with some AC adapters supplied with these radios. (It is a known problem with the Grundig G5, which is supposed to be an identical radio.) I have read that you can request a replacement adapter from Eton.

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