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Old 16 Jun 2008, 03:34 pm
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Default no am radio

97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 08:50 pm
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On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:34:51 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:

> 97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?


Turn the knob marked "Volume" in the clockwise direction.


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Old 17 Jun 2008, 12:29 am
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On Jun 16, 9:50 pm, Dan C <youmustbejok...@lan.invalid> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:34:51 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:
> > 97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?

>
> Turn the knob marked "Volume" in the clockwise direction.
>
> --
> "Bother!" said Pooh, as a vole stole his honey


That is not the problem. FM comes in loud and clear AM vol has to be
way up for any station.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:56 am
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bigjcw1023@gmail.com wrote:
> On Jun 16, 9:50 pm, Dan C <youmustbejok...@lan.invalid> wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:34:51 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:
>>> 97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?

>> Turn the knob marked "Volume" in the clockwise direction.
>>
>> --
>> "Bother!" said Pooh, as a vole stole his honey

>
> That is not the problem. FM comes in loud and clear AM vol has to be
> way up for any station.


Drive closer to the AM station's tower.

a
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 03:43 pm
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<bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?


Poor AM reception is usually an indication of an antenna problem. Could be a
ppor connection at the radio, a cable that has absorbed water, a poor ground
at the outside mount, a broken cable, etc. Chances are a new antenna and
cable will improve things (assuming it is not an internal radio problem).

Ed



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Old 17 Jun 2008, 03:44 pm
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Default Re: no am radio

On Jun 17, 9:56 am, a <a...@a.ca> wrote:
> bigjcw1...@gmail.com wrote:
> > On Jun 16, 9:50 pm, Dan C <youmustbejok...@lan.invalid> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:34:51 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:
> >>> 97 crv fm works fine but the am frequencies are very faint. any ideas?
> >> Turn the knob marked "Volume" in the clockwise direction.

>
> >> --
> >> "Bother!" said Pooh, as a vole stole his honey

>
> > That is not the problem. FM comes in loud and clear AM vol has to be
> > way up for any station.

>
> Drive closer to the AM station's tower.
>
> a


well thanks for nothin guys. all of this is common sense crap.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:06 pm
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"C. E. White" wrote

> Poor AM reception is usually an indication of an antenna problem. Could be
> a ppor connection at the radio, a cable that has absorbed water, a poor
> ground at the outside mount, a broken cable, etc. Chances are a new
> antenna and cable will improve things (assuming it is not an internal
> radio problem).


If the AM antenna is one separate from the FM, and into its own jack into
the radio, that sounds likely. The OP said FM works fine. But since it's one
antenna working well on FM, then no, I don't think that's the solution.
HOWEVER... ;-) If it were my car I would reach back behind the radio and
jiggle the connector to see if something's come loose. If there is no
change, then it may very well be an internal radio problem. I'd bang on it
gently to see if the reception improves even momentarily.


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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:27 pm
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On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:44:04 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:

>> >> Turn the knob marked "Volume" in the clockwise direction.


>> > That is not the problem. FM comes in loud and clear AM vol has to be
>> > way up for any station.


>> Drive closer to the AM station's tower.


> well thanks for nothin guys. all of this is common sense crap.


No problem. Would you like your money back?


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Old 18 Jun 2008, 12:58 pm
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"Howard Lester" <heylester@dakotacom.net> wrote in message
news:9ZGdnRKqKOITwsXVnZ2dnUVZ_vOdnZ2d@posted.dakot acomip...
> "C. E. White" wrote
>
>> Poor AM reception is usually an indication of an antenna problem. Could
>> be a ppor connection at the radio, a cable that has absorbed water, a
>> poor ground at the outside mount, a broken cable, etc. Chances are a new
>> antenna and cable will improve things (assuming it is not an internal
>> radio problem).

>
> If the AM antenna is one separate from the FM, and into its own jack into
> the radio, that sounds likely. The OP said FM works fine. But since it's
> one antenna working well on FM, then no, I don't think that's the
> solution. HOWEVER... ;-) If it were my car I would reach back behind the
> radio and jiggle the connector to see if something's come loose. If there
> is no change, then it may very well be an internal radio problem. I'd bang
> on it gently to see if the reception improves even momentarily.


AM reception is much more dependent on a good antenna than FM. A broken
antenna cable can actually make a decent FM antenna while providing poor AM
reception. I've had lots of practice with these sort of problems on my farm
tractors. I mostly listen to FM, but sometimes a sports even is only on an
AM station. More than once I've had to clean the outside ground connection
in order to pull in the AM signal. I've never had a problem with the FM
signal.

Ed


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Old 18 Jun 2008, 09:44 pm
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"C. E. White" wrote

> AM reception is much more dependent on a good antenna than FM. A broken
> antenna cable can actually make a decent FM antenna while providing poor
> AM reception. I've had lots of practice with these sort of problems on my
> farm tractors. I mostly listen to FM, but sometimes a sports even is only
> on an AM station. More than once I've had to clean the outside ground
> connection in order to pull in the AM signal. I've never had a problem
> with the FM signal.


Well, you're right. I was initially thinking of a broken connector at the
antenna jack. Of course, then he'd get no reception at all. It can get a
little tricky depending on where a cable might be broken (if it is) and
we're just speculating anyway. Jiggling the wire while it's connected to the
radio, and/or pulling out the connector and just touching the center tip to
the center of the jack is also part of the diagnosis. If there's a
bad/shorted ground, doing the latter should give an improved signal.



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