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No reception sometimes

My ATS-808A sometimes will not receive a station for a period of time, then all of a sudden it will start playing. Then sometimes while playing and receiving a station it will all of a sudden stop receiving and the only sound is a faint static. Then, suddenly, it will receive the station again at a good signal stength. It is like the signal is strong one second and then no signal strength at all. Anybody know what is going on? Is it worth sending in for repairs? Thanks

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Also dirty electrical contacts will cause this problem if it is not an actual component failure. While the radio is playing Gently giggle all controls that may have been hit by a slight impact to see if the reception goes away, changes or returns. This gives you the location of your dirty contacts. With the power off , opening the cover and gently spraying some contact cleaner directly into this control will clean them. (follow directions on the spray can) And close the cover when done.This will also usually clear up any crackling noises heard as you adjust a volume control or other potentiometer control or tuner in older radios. Simple dirty contacts has been most of the problems I have encountered on older radio repairs.

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Either this is typical shortwave reception characteristics, or you intermittent antenna connection.

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