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Kenwood stereo 6 Stack stereo on boat. Doesn't receive AM. FM ok. Doesn't seem to be sensitive to whether the aerial is plugged in or not.

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  • oceans Jul 11, 2008

    Very difficult to get to the soldered connection pins on the socket in the PC board, but the solder looks sound. Tried wiggling the cable in the socket without any effect.

    I may have to give up.

  • oceans Jul 12, 2008

    No antenna power output connection on unit. I think the fault is with the antenna socket but I am unable to get in to the CB to fix it.

    A.

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Some radios have an output for a power antenna, Turn the radio on and the antenna goes up. If a radio had such a signal,couldn't it power the antenna amplifier?

Hope that helps.............

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There could be a problem with the port the aerial is plugging into, what you can do is examine the ports for defects ,
1.) open it up
2.) look at the port, there should be solder holding it in place as well as solder holting the connection pins in place.
3.) resolder the pins
4.) turn it back on taking care not to touch the circutis
5.) gently plug back in the antenna and shake it slightly to ensure iys working.
6.) turn it of disconect it and reassemble it.

That should work if not let us know and we can be of further assistance. Do Not Rate Until YOu Are satisfied with your experts Responce or the Problem has been resolved

Regards Dark

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 12, 2008

    Then there is a problem with the circuits itself, Have you any experience with circuits then give the aantenna amplifier a go, if not take it to a technician

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 12, 2008

    State the make and model you have i can google a service manual for you or if you wish you can try googling it your self,



    If you dont have any experience in this I'd suggest you get a technician to do it for you, the choice is yours, i can help get you the service manual and attempt to answer your How to's to the best of my ability but keep in mind I am not present there with you,, But i will do the best i can if you choose to attempt the repairs your self.., Please supply the exact make and model

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