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 AM/FM Reception Solutions

 Problem: There is a hissing noise when the tuner is set to stereo, but it goes away when the tuner is set to mono.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
Because FM stereo modulation uses a different method compared to FM mono modulation, some noise difference is normal. Adjust the TREBLE control to reduce the treble sound.
Set the mode to mono.
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 Problem: There is extreme distortion in the sound of stereo broadcasts.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
The speakers may be connected incorrectly. Check the speaker connections.
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 Problem: There is noise in both stereo and mono modes.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
There are Digital or RF cables too close to the antennas or antenna cables, which can cause interference. Move the Digital or RF cables away from the antennas and cables.
You are not receiving a strong enough AM/FM signal. Change the location, height, and/or direction of the antenna.
Find a location closer to a window or external wall.
If you are using built-in antennas, be sure that they are fully extended.
If the receiver has FM antenna inputs, use an external antenna.
If you are already using an external indoor antenna, use a more powerful indoor antenna or use an outdoor antenna.
If you are already using an outdoor antenna, use a more powerful antenna.
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 Problem: The broadcast keeps fading in and out.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
There are Digital or RF cables too close to the antennas or antenna cables, which can cause interference. Move the Digital or RF cables away from the antennas and cables.
You are not receiving a strong enough AM/FM signal. Change the location, height, and/or direction of the antenna.
Find a location closer to a window or external wall.
If you are using built-in antennas, be sure that they are fully extended.
If the receiver has FM antenna inputs, use an external antenna.
If you are already using an external indoor antenna, use a more powerful indoor antenna or use an outdoor antenna.
If you are already using an outdoor antenna, use a more powerful antenna.
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 Problem: The sound is distorted on radio broadcasts only.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
There are Digital or RF cables too close to the antennas or antenna cables, which can cause interference. Move the Digital or RF cables away from the antennas and cables.
You are not receiving a strong enough AM/FM signal. Change the location, height, and/or direction of the antenna.
Find a location closer to a window or external wall.
If you are using built-in antennas, be sure that they are fully extended.
If the receiver has FM antenna inputs, use an external antenna.
If you are already using an external indoor antenna, use a more powerful indoor antenna or use an outdoor antenna.
If you are already using an outdoor antenna, use a more powerful antenna.
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 Problem: The tuner won't stop on a station.

 Possible Cause

Suggested Solution
There are Digital or RF cables too close to the antennas or antenna cables, which can cause interference. Move the Digital or RF cables away from the antennas and cables.
You are not receiving a strong enough AM/FM signal. Change the location, height, and/or direction of the antenna.
Find a location closer to a window or external wall.
If you are using built-in antennas, be sure that they are fully extended.
If the receiver has FM antenna inputs, use an external antenna.
If you are already using an external indoor antenna, use a more powerful indoor antenna or use an outdoor antenna.
If you are already using an outdoor antenna, use a more powerful antenna.
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