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Old 11-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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My problem is with only the AM reception. My FM comes in just fine, but AM has a lot of static, even within a rather short distance from the city broadcasting. Sometimes it is fine, so I'm rather sure the problem is related to the strength of the signal as it is sent by the station. But when there is static, I can receive the signal just fine in my toad and even with a small transistor radio. It's a Jensen radio. Any experience out there with a radio that does extremely well?
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My problem is with only the AM reception. My FM comes in just fine, but AM has a lot of static, even within a rather short distance from the city broadcasting. Sometimes it is fine, so I'm rather sure the problem is related to the strength of the signal as it is sent by the station. But when there is static, I can receive the signal just fine in my toad and even with a small transistor radio. It's a Jensen radio. Any experience out there with a radio that does extremely well?
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:15 PM   #3
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Hi cromag,
Check the antenna(s), on the roof. See if they are still water tight from antenna top to roof.
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I have had the same issue regarding AM with my last three motor homes. Fortunitely, I don't listen to AM except when traffic info is broadcast on that frequency.

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I have had Sony radios in all my coachs good reception on all AM &FM. You could try adding a ground wire from frame of radio to good frame ground of coach. Most radios have a ground lug on back of radio where a ground strap would be added to frame of a car under normal conditions.
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Fiberglass body vehicles (motorhomes) are notorious for having poor AM reception, as there is no ground plane for the AM signal to bounce off.

You may try grounding the antenna itself, but the improvement may be marginal.
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