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External FM antenna

The waveradio I own has a 1/8" 75 Ohm female connector on teh back panel. The external antenna I purchased (a TERK product) has a typical 75 Ohm coaxial male connector.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    We have the same problem - does Bose really not offer an antenna for its own players?

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I hsve the same problem.... did anyone find a solotion for this fm antenna problem...

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The fix for the problem is simply go to Radioshack and purchase their part number 278-267 which is an "F" jack to 1/8" Male Plug. The cost is $6.09. This should solve your problem. The 75-Ohm antenna plug can now be screwed or connected to the "F" connector.

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Bose Customer Service (800) 444-2673 can provide the correct antenna for the unit.

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