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I bought a Bush digtal/ AM/ FM radio ("retro transistor" style). DAB reception dropouts lasting several seconds each time have started occurring recently. AM/ FM is ok.

Constant usage of DAB should not cause it any damage ever. The dropouts are very characteristic of a poor signal reaching the DAB tuner, as digital is either there, or not there, nothing in between.

Check the aerial connection if any, the rod antenna if any, and try moving the antenna (whatever it is) to a better location, usually higher up, away from thick walls, and away from speakers if any.

Apr 18, 2015 | Grundig FR200 AM/FM/SW/DAB Radio

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Dewalt dc012 radio charger better reception

Place the radio near a window that is not blocked by neighboring buildings. For AM rotate the radio to find the best reception.
For FM, deploy the telescopic antenna.
You may try to get special antennas.

May 30, 2014 | Dewalt Personal Radios

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AM will not work on my radio

It does not work at all or reception is bad? The radio has a ferrite bar antenna inside. Tune in to the frequency of the station you want and rotate the radio slowly to find the orientation for best reception. You may also try to hook an external AM antenna to the radio.

Sep 29, 2012 | Dewalt DC011 AM/FM Radio

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AM reception depends on orientation of the radio. Take the radio from its handle (top side up) and rotate it until you find the best signal. If it has Automatic Tuning, take the radio outside, find the best direction and initiate the ATS. Once the stations are recorded in memory, tune to one radio and listen. If that reception is poor rotate the radio without changing the frequency on the dial.

Jul 06, 2012 | Radio Shack "Accurian" Tabletop HD Radio...

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Emerson rp 6247 radio AM stations does not come in clear

Try moving the telescopic antenna around in different directions until you get a clear reception. If that doesn't work, try moving the whole unit (radio) to another location. Make sure you are using the tuning knob to switch between stations. Moving it to a different location may be the best thing because the radio antenna may be received in frequency waves from another electronic device (i.e. a television set, another radio or in microwave) which is causing a reception to be poor.

Mar 21, 2011 | Emerson RP6247S FM/Weather/AM/TV Radio

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Poor fm radio reception on 07 ultra classic with whip antenna,problem just recently started.

If anything has been added to the electronic system (hid lights, led lights, hidden antenna, amp), interference can result.

If not, check the cable and connections at the radio and antenna, vibration may have caused them to come loose.

If all is secure, your radio may need to be realigned. Contact iron Cross Audio for repair options.

Oct 11, 2010 | Harley Davidson 426290 AM/FM Radio

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When I press Weather/Snooze the radio emitts a high pitch sound like a whistling. I have the radio set to voice, I have verified the channel 162.4750 for my area. I have a scanner tuned to that same...

Solution #1
Some counties have two frequency channels. check this URL address to see if you have another frequency channel for your area- If you do, try the other frequency channel for your area.

Solution #2
You may be receiving a poor reception quality because of where the radio is located or the antenna's positioning. First play with the antenna until you get a better reception. If this doesn't help, try moving it to a location near a window or outside room. If this doesn't help, you may have to buy an external antenna from an electronics store and hook it up to your radio. If you still have your WR-100 Owner's Manual, they have a page in there for reception (page 12), and it lists in there their suggested weather radio antenna.

Solution #3
It may not be anything you've done at all. It could be the weather station's transmitter itself. May you should call your local NWS office and plea your case to them.

Sep 13, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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Will I get good reception in a metal factory building I get spotty fm reception with my current radio

With old radios it worked to connect the antenna to some central radiator or (metallic) water pipe. Some old wire was used to connect it;

Feb 22, 2010 | Grundig S350 AM/FM/SW Radio

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Excessive static on AM stations. Waves in and out. Not so on car radio. Is there an antenna to eliminate this?

Turn on the radio and turn the AM/SW BAND switch to the AM position. MW appears in the display. Use the outer ‘fast’ tuning knob to find stations, fine tuning with the inner ‘slow’ knob
when needed.

• If there is interference from adjacent stations, place the BAND WIDTH control in the NARROW position. If there is no interference, leave it in the WIDE position.

• If there is excess background noise, turn on
the SW LPF switch, which may minimize the noise.

• If a station is so strong that audio distortion occurs, reduce the gain level with the AM/SW RF GAIN control knob by turning it counterclockwise.

• The telescopic antenna does not have to be extended for AM reception. The radio has an internal, directional, ferrite-bar antenna for AM reception.

• To optimize AM reception, swivel the radio until maximum signal strength is achieved.

All of that being said: It's very tough nowadays to receive AM in this 2008 electronic world. If your able install a longwire SW antenna outside, and have access to a good earth ground, you can boost the AM signals and beat the noise being generated all around you.

Jan 08, 2008 | Grundig S350 AM/FM/SW Radio

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