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AM reception I enjoy a radio station that does not come in well; lot of static and some fade. How can I "boost" the signal to achieve better reception. I live around 30 miles from Atlanta and, frankly, most stations are fairly poor.

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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.

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