Choose this Insignia HD tabletop radio to access a variety of HD programming. This compact digital radio fits well on a slim shelf or tabletop, and its 3.5mm jacks let you connect headphones or other audio devices. This Insignia HD tabletop radio has a large display screen that shows you song, artist and station information as you listen.
Features continuous backlighting for easy viewing.
Enables you to connect a wide range of audio devices.
FM tuner (No AM Radio)
Lets you listen to your favorite stations. Receives additional HD2/HD3 without a subscription.
Promotes optimal performance.
Delivers powerful audio.
Displays song title, artist name and station ID on your radio display.
Provides you with CD-like audio quality.
Powered by an AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included)
Allowing you to listen to music at home or on the go.
A:AnswerIt's not you, just a bad design. I presume that it wasn't spec'd to operate like this but bad code found its way into the product, no one tested it, they made a million, and we are stuck with a 'broken' radio.
Feeling your pain mate :(
A:AnswerIf you haven't given up yet, I'll try to keep it simple. I don't know the hight of 106.1s transmitter antenna but due to the curvature of the earth and FM signals don't bend they travel in strait lines, from a 500 foot tower the radio horizon would be about 30 miles, give or take the terrain If he lives an hour from Bangor you didn't say which direction, 50 miles is over the horizon. Sorry, you could try raising the receiver 200 or 300 feet, tower & antenna mountains count if you are on the Bangor side of the mountain otherwise they just get in the way or cause reflections.
Now failing that. Does Bob have access to the internet? most radio stations stream their program content live or old shows on podcast repeats.
Logitech used to manufacture an internet receiver, plug it in to your router and you have over 10,000 radio sites world wide, If you didn't want to tie up your computer listening to the radio. Good luck, Dave__________