Mme Carol . . . .
Come on . . . .now . . . . time to . . . . . "FESS
up . . . . . . was it REALLY
yourself or one of your cousins, BEING responsible for that staff getting broken off, back in childhood times ?
Firstly . . . . . let me Edd
-i-cate you a bit, before having you spending 'enny of your's HARD
earned munneys !
There is being the AM portion of the radio and then the FM portion.
The AM reception . . .
is dependent upon a ferrite rod antenna located inside the radio case and is being as well protected as The Pillsbury Doughboy is, inside of his cannister.
So, initially evaluate the radios AM performance and I am expecting it to be normal and fully adequate.
Now for the FM portion . . .
Is dependeent upon assistance for pulling in weak
er FM stations, by the lifting up of that telescopic rod antenna.
So o o o o o o
. . . . . . it looks that the bottom ~6 inch enclosed length of that staff is still intact
and doing the best job that it can for you.
You're just missing the top 12-18 inch portion.
If being MY
situation, what this wise old owl would be doing is finding myself a 24 inch length of wire in order to then touch its one ends exposed copper wire (s) to that chromed antenna nub; to see if a weakly received FM station will THEN
pop up to having GOOD
It can be laid to any side direction and does not particularly have to be held up vertically.
I can also immediately think of several "chromed" / "( NON INSULATED OR PAINTED OVER )" pieces of metal of that length, about the house, that I also could touch to that ant rods end connection.
In my thinking of "girlie" things, as substitutes, a hair curler iron or blow drier comes to mind.
Just try one / or / the other plug ends, touching to that nub to see the results, with the cord wire being the receive antenna.
If this then doesn't make the FM work, then expect a circuit fault of the FM section inside of the radio.
Then, there will be no expense of finding-buying-installing a rod antenna . . . . . if this test tells you
that action would be futile, anyhow.
Ye Olde Tyme Ray-Dee-Ooo . . .
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73's de Edd . . . . .
If I could just say one thing about my wife's cooking . . . . she sure broke our dog from begging at the table.