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Manually tuning the reciever

I have a Sony STR-DE985 reciever. I live in a remote area where the signals are weak so the unit want to seek a strong frequency rather than the one I tune to. is there a way of disabling this feature or does the thing go to the shooting range?? : )

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Re: manually tuning the reciever

You should be able to tune in manually.
press tune
press fm or am
press d. tuning
enter the frequency of the station 4 or 5 digits ie 9370 or 10450

another thing to look into would be getting a yagi fm antenna, they are directional and although you may have to rotate it for best results, they work great.

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