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Old 07-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Radio reception in the 8289 WS!

We cannot figure out, why our radio reception is crap, in our RV!
It is the Genesis surround sound, and it just seems like the antenna is not connected.
Has anyone else had issues?


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Old 07-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum! More than one owner has found that the antenna was not connected to the back of the Genesis. You have to pop off the trim plate and then you will have access to four screws that hold the unit in. Pull it out and see if the antenna cable is laying behind it not hooked up.

If the antenna is hooked up and you still get poor reception, it might be the nature of the beast. I take along a portable radio and it usually picks up better than the RV unit. Some of the power converters have a hum that interferes with radio reception. Temporarily flip off the converter circuit breaker and see if your radio reception improves.

Good luck and I hope you find the forum helpful.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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We also have a new 8289WS, and yes, join the club...radio sucks! Big time! When I am at home and want to catch a local AM station to catch a ball game, it's got a lot of static...the tiny little antenna on the dining room slide outside flips and extends a couple inches and that's it...it helped when, just for fun, I attached a clothes hanger to it, then it worked pretty good. But we have been 60 miles from home and can't get anything on the trailer radio, yet go out to the truck, and I can get all kinds of stations from here clear as a bell. They should have gone to a roof mounted antenna, works much better.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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We got one and yes ours sucks too! I just play my I-pod
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:26 AM   #5
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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I trie d everything on mine, finally brought it back to the dealer the GENESIS had to be replaced,,,no problem now !
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:04 PM   #7
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Got the same problem eve after the factory had a chance to work on it. What type or brand of radio did they replace it with?


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Old 08-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #8
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same unit a CONCERTO
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:51 AM   #9
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I followed ol' Rodeo's advice and used the television antenna and booster to pull in radio stations with my Genesis. Works great!
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:55 AM   #10
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Miss out on how you hook up the radio to the tv amp. Can to explain?



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