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Offline ThaDood

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Radio Jay Allen's AM Portables Mega Shootout 2019 Update!
« on: February 21, 2019, 1720 UTC »
https://radiojayallen.com/am-portables-mega-shootout-2019-update/     Yeah, no real specifications on these radio reviews, but I believe that this is written so that most non-techies can comprehend this. SW, FM, and some LW, (On portables that this applies too.), is covered on these portables as well. Still, a neat read on what's out there. Enjoy!!!!
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Re: Radio Jay Allen's AM Portables Mega Shootout 2019 Update!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 1429 UTC »
His description of the Sangean PR-D5 is a bit misleading, because of the way he worded it.

The PR-D5 is not restricted to 10 khz tuning. It has a 9 khz / 10 khz 'switch' (done through a key sequence).

I think he meant that the PR-D5 doesn't fine tune in 1 khz increments -- which it doesn't. That may be a deal breaker to a lot of guys.

One thing that gets me about these 'shootouts' is that in any case it's always subjective. And like a lot of Panasonic RF-2200 owners, he has an almost maniacal attachment to the radio, which was an OK radio in the mid-1970's, but the build quality basically sucks -- mainly the switches.

It is a good info source for MW radios, though. His collection is also pretty impressive.
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