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Just installed a Bose Wave system, but the radio emits a constant hiss-s-s-s when we tune it to CBC radio at 96.1, FM. How can I cure this problem? Bill

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There is probably a source of interference near the radio. Move the radio into another room and tune 96.1 again. If the interference is still present, try again - further away still. You should be able to find a place in your home that the interference is not present. If you are unable to find such a location, try another radio tuned to the same frequency and repeat the steps above. If the interference is present on the new radio - there is an electrical device nearby (not the radio) that is causing the noise.

You could try a battery operated radio (not plugged into the outlet) to determine if the noise is coming into the radio via antenna - or by the power cord. If the noise is gone, the problem is on the wiring in your home. It could be caused by any appliance in your home - or from the utility itself. You'll have to go around unplugging everything (or shutting circuit breakers off) one by one until you find the source. Don't forget to plug the radio into a different circuit after you've gone thru every circuit - just in case it was plugged into the circuit that was the source of the noise.

IF the noise was present while on battery power, the above test will help determine if the noise source in your house, too. You may have to contact the utility about the noise problem - or it may be a problem within a neighbor's home too. Walk around with a battery operated radio on 96.1 and listen for a stronger sounding noise from the speaker. The closer you get to the source will provide a louder sound.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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