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Old 01-20-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Radio problems

So now I need some help here folks...all of a sudden our radio stopped receiving signals. All I get is static--must be an antenna problem but don't know where to start. Any ideas please?
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Re: Radio problems

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So now I need some help here folks...all of a sudden our radio stopped receiving signals. All I get is static--must be an antenna problem but don't know where to start. Any ideas please?
First thing to check is the antenna connection into the radio. I am not sure where your radio is in the coach, but if you can reach the back side of the radio, locate the antenna (thick black wire usually), and make sure it's firmly seated in the female connector on the radio.

Most of the radio units in the trailers that I have seen are just held in the wooden panel by 4 screws, so if you can't just reach into a cabinet and check the connections, you can remove the 4 screws and gently pull the radio out just far enough to check all the connections.

Second, is the antenna still there on the roof? If it's there, is the screw that holds the antenna to the base snug?

One other possibility is corrosion between the antenna and its base. Pull the screw, remove the antenna, and clean both the base and the antenna where they mate up. When you put it back together, use a bit of dielectric grease on the two surfaces to prevent further corrosion.

Let us know how it goes.
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