Question about GPX HM3817DT Shelf System
Is there a way to increase the radio reception of the machine. The antenna is just a thin wire. Can I connect this wire to bunny ears or some other type of antenna to boost the reception?
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.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
Bare end of antenna wire. attach to centre of a TV cable outle any way you can devise-- using a splitter from the cable output
I pick up FM radio from 90 miles away
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: no fm reception
We had trouble switching from AM to FM. We finally solved the problem by pushing the reset button on the back of the unit (any sharp pointed object can be used to engage the reset button). Do this followed by setting the mode to FM and try tuning in your FM stations. Try the procedure several times and it may finally kick in, as was the case with us getting our AM stations
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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FM reception is weak
What to do
• Extend the power cord as much as possible. The FM antenna is in the power cord.
• Move the power cord to adjust the FM antenna
• If you still have problems with FM reception, you may need an external antenna.
* Call Bose®Customer Service to request one.
The external antenna on your radio is a coax (round) design It needs an adaptor and an antenna which are cheap.
Easy to make, radio shack "F" connector 90 degrees or straight, to 300 ohm wire connections. Attatch a 300 ohm flat ribbon antenna cable to those two screws and plug into radio and see how your reception is. You will need to position the antenna wires to get best reception. I have hid them in back of paintings and so on.
Cheapest solution next to putting an extension cord on radio power cord.
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