poor radio reception - troubleshooting

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hamlet101
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poor radio reception - troubleshooting

Post by hamlet101 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:46 am

Not sure where to start looking on this.

Symptoms:

Can pick up very few FM stations - just BBC R1 and Classic FM in my town, and both of these suffer intermittent interference while driving (in a small geographic area, sometimes just 20 metres makes the difference between clear reception and roaring static).

On AM I can get a few more stations, but reception not great (although I never listened to AM much before, so that could be 'normal'), although I can get a French radio station (I live in the south).

My first thought is the aerial, but before shelling out on a new one I'm wondering what else would be worth checking first.

My car is a 2001 Rapier diesel

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