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RCA RS2664 bad FM Reception

How can i get a good FM reception? This model does not support the FM antennas that you can buy to boost your fm reception. Any solutions?

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hi YES that will b the problem... if you got a window try puting the system with the ANT outside and see if you recive anything if soo try fixing it there if u cant..do it the lazy way...: attach a copper wire (a speaker wire) to the ANT and set its end outside the longer the wire - the inferior signal you will get good luck

Posted on Feb 23, 2006

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Is it just a single wire?

If so, purchase a cheap FM antena. It looks like a "T" when spread out (4' to 5'). That should help.

You can purchase an "amplified" antenna, but if your area reception is really bad (such as in a valley) the antenna would just amplify the noise as well. Look for web based radio in this case or if you have cable there are stations on it.

Jeff

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it may be that the fm detector has failed or possibly a tank(tunning coil)

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: fm antenna broke off

Radio Shack carries all sizes of antenna replacements.

Posted on Mar 09, 2012

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