Jul 242014

Saw this radio at the local Radio Shack today, on sale, for $43.00.  I couldn’t pass it up being it’s the same radio at the Sangean ATS-505 which sells for $129.00.  I managed to get one of the two remaining in stock.  Nice.

New Radio #1

Brief specifications:

  • PLL synthesized digital tuning, AM/FM/SW/MW/LW
  • 5 tuning methods direct frequency/auto scan/manual scan/memory/rotary
  • AM: (MW) 520-1710 kHz
    FM: 87.5-108MHz
    SW: 1.711-29999 MHz LW: 153-279 kHz
  • Single side band (SSB)
  • Local/dual time, 12-hr. or 24-hr. format
  • Powered by 4 “AA” batteries
  • 45 memory stations
  • 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo headphone jack
  • Backlit LCD
  • Travel lock
  • Tuning LED
  • Dual Clock w/ dual alarms

Some reviews around the net:

So far, I find the performance is better than I expected.  I am damn pleased.  It picks up signals quite well with the built-in whip antenna.  Performance is pretty much on par with my Sony ICF-SW7600GR, although the Radio Shack unit lacks the synchronous detection circuit; but at $43.00, I don’t care.

I reckon it will perform even better with a wire antenna.  I’ll have to try that another night being I don’t feel like reeling it out right now.

All that being said, I am quite pleased with this radio.  Especially the price.  It can’t be beat.
What a damn steal.

I love it when stuff like this comes my way, it’s not often, but when it does, it makes me feel good.

 Posted by at 8:29 PM

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