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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?

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  • taylorb7 Feb 22, 2009

    the am station worked fine for 2 years and all of a sudden mostly statc.
    thanks.

  • Alfred Santee
    Alfred Santee Feb 10, 2013

    You meed to get a can of DEOXIT and spray the tuning control and while youre at it spray all the pot with it!

  • Alfred Santee
    Alfred Santee Feb 10, 2013

    NOT poytlol all potentiometers with it

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Adding to the forgoing excellent suggestions, note that AM, unlike FM, is sensitive to nearby noisemakers like laptop computers, switching power supplies, digital phones and clocks, and to some extent, modern LED and florescent desk lamps. The radio compensates for this excessive noise by making reception less sensitive. Lacking an external antenna (best solution), if you can double the distance from a big nearby noisemaker such as your laptop and its ac power supply, you will reduce the noise by one fourth. Also, rotate your radio until the noise reception is minimal. There are two deep notches in reception off of the ends of the built in ferrite antenna.

Posted on May 05, 2013

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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.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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Actually for best results set it to narrow and leave it. Use the RF gain also. These radios are junk really!

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