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I am in an old stone building at work and the radio often…

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I am in an old stone building at work and the radio often has static, is there any thing I can do?

Technician's Assistant: Who makes your speaker or sound system?

This is an older radio, realistic MTA-B

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your sound system?

Nothing

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Theater Expert to know before I connect you?

Should I clean the speaker fabric?

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Cleaning the speaker fabric will not do anything about static noise in the sound produced by your radio.

Static in a radio is not acoustic, but electronic (or, radio frequency) noise. So eliminating electronic or radio noise is vital to eliminating static.

One way is, to increase the strength of your received signal. If the radio does not have an external antenna, you may need one, to strengthen the radio signal so that it drowns out the noise component that is the static.

Another way is, to put the external antenna, attached to the radio, elsewhere than where the radio is - or even, just outside a window. This may eliminate a local source of radio frequency noise.

If the static comes in 'waves', rather than just occasional bursts, or as a continuous sound, that may be differently produced. Waves of static can be caused by occasional operation of equipment in the immediate vicinity, that produce radio frequency noise. Continuous static, if not produced by not tuning the radio in to the station quite accurately, may be being produced internally to your radio, if it is an older radio.

Try an external antenna first, though, locating it at a distance from the radio rather than immediately adjacent to the radio. That should help considerably.

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