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Old 06-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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AM radio reception

I have a 2007 27 FB Classic with the Sony electronic upgrade. The stack of manuals are anything but user friendly, but I have sorted out most features EXCEPT the AM radio. I have zilch for reception and neither the scan nor manual tune will pick up any stations even when my TV radio is receiving a station loud and clear. I can't gain physical acess to the receiver to check for antenna hook-up.This feature would not matter that much, but would like to be able to listen to Rush L. / ball games while on the go.

Any ideas? Buddy....
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi Buddy…I too enjoy the AM band, however with the small antenna provided by the factory, unless your camped across the street from a 50Kw blow torch it just does not work. I have a very high quality radio that I connected to the factory antenna as a test. I found that for the most part the provided antenna is deaf in the AM band. I use an outdoor antenna mounted on a fiberglass pole attached to the front jack. With this antenna and my radio, I can receive all local stations during the day, and at night I can hear the AM stations upwards of a thousand miles and short wave from around the world
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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My Airstream "factory" antenna works OK on AM. If yours doesn't, I would suggest you test the antenna lead-in wire. The odds of the antenna itself being bad are remote, but the lead-in wire is rather fragile, and even if the fragile center conducter is seperated, FM being higher frequency, will probably work to a degree.
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AM radio in my 2007 20' Safari SE/LS is also completely dead and always has been. Methinks Airstream has a serious problem installing radios properly.
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I use an outdoor antenna mounted on a fiberglass pole attached to the front jack. With this antenna and my radio, I can receive all local stations during the day, and at night I can hear the AM stations upwards of a thousand miles and short wave from around the world
What radio do you use for SW?
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