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Am antennas I live in an area where am reception is weak, will using a third party antenna help?

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  • walzjerry Sep 04, 2008

    Poor AM reception even when radio location is adjusted

  • djkolla Sep 04, 2008

    I am having both AM and FM radio reception problems. I am not using an external antenna. My research has shown no way to add an AM antenna.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have a Bose AWRC1G Serial No: 022373C21997137C
    with CD player
    CD player works, FM works but I cannot get AM... not a reception problem since other radios in home get AM... tried removing battery, plugging into different outlets, etc., etc., nothing happens... NO SOUND, NOTHING! NADA! Any suggestions on how to get AM to work?

  • Dannirock Feb 14, 2009

    No AM reception. FM is ok. AM-no sound nothing. Help please.
    Dannirock@Comcast.net

  • thomasjbates Apr 04, 2009

    terrible reception on radio

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Hi, to all. There are currently two types of Bose Wave Radio system available in the market. The first one being the WRCD with the top loading CD mechanism. This unit does come with the Antennae cable inside the box and this should sort out your problem. Another option is using an outdoor aerial antennae and connect this to the antennae port behind the unit. The second one is the new Wave Music System with the front loading tray mechanism. This system uses a unique concept of using the electrical cable included in the box and utilise your electrical pwoer line as the antennae receptor. I recommedn to keeping the pwoer calbe fully extended. Another solution for this is that Bose service centers do have a specific spare parts calbe called the AM/FM antennae cable for WMS which you can simply buy for around 20$ I assume. this basically bypases the power calbe and routes antennae reception through this minicable (brownish colored RJ calbe).

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I do not get any AM reception on my Bose wave radio.
Please advise as to possible solutions.
Thank you in advance

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