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I have a Grundig G5 all I get is static. I like this radio,

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I have a Grundig G5 all I get is static. I like this radio, what is wrong, and what will it take to fix it
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Grundig G5 and probably about 10 years old.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: the trouble started a couple years ago, so it has not been used. Has an open somewhere. Put in sun for 10 minutes ,,it works. No troubleshooting done to it
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes cost to fix this hummer
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

This may be an antenna problem. If you aren't already using an external antenna, try fitting a long wire antenna through the antenna port.

Just solder around 30 meters of wire tothe positive tip in the antenna jack plug - if you use any more wire it could overload the radio.

If using an external antenna doesn't help, then the first RF transistor may have blown, or Q1 may have shorted out - two common faults on these radios.

Let me know how you get on...

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Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question, do you need any further assistance?