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I have a Grundig Satellit 500 "Radio Boy"

I've sent my radio in for repairs 3 times. The AM and SW works for a short time, but then all I get is Humming. FM works fine. I've used the whip ant. and the ext ant. Nothing seems to work. Any help would be great.


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  • Bill Narey Mar 16, 2008

    I don't know if other radio's work or not.I would get it back from the shop and it works for about an hour then AM just hummsand can't get any AM stations after that.




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If you sent it in 3 times, then I would suggest getting a new one if you know for sure that other's work in that area. If other's don't work, then then you have some type of interception between the radio waves and your radio. There is nothing I can do about that, and probably nothing you can do.

Otherwise, you should get a new radio.

Good luck!

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    Then that would be a problem with the internal circuitry. I would suggest getting a new radio (perhaps not the same model, for they all might have that defect).

    The last, but very unprobable situation is that there is some sort of radiation near or in your house that is causing the motherboard of the radio to stop working, but again, that is very unlikely.

    I would strongly suggest getting a new radio (different model).

    Thank you for responding, and I hope this helps!



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