I received my Eton Satellit yesterday and it's going back Tuesday when the replacement shows up. Seems that the external antenna jack is not right. The radio looks cheap and the sound quality is not great. With headphones its very good. This radio is packed with features. SW receiver seems good, didn't have a lot to test it on, bad night for signals.
The operators manual is quite small and the print is real small. I scanned a larger copy today. But I am really impressed with all that this radio is capable of. It seems really small to me, guess the days of the large radios is a thing of the past.
Well I need more time on it to be sure if its a keeper. Learning the controls will take some time to get use to, each button on this Radio preforms 2 to 3 functions. You need to read every word very closely to get it right, can be a little tricky. I think this radio took a hard hit on shipping so I want to give the replacement a chance to shine.
The Seiko Sumo is a mysterious watch. You can convince yourself that it's boring and plain Jane, but as Jonny once said this watch sneaks up on you. Just when you are about to dismiss it, you see it in a new light that tells you it's the perfect watch.
It's a keeper unless you can afford its more expensive cousins in the Marine Master line. Bear in mind, the Sumo as of writing goes for $450. Its big cousin the Marine Master SBDB001 goes for over 3K.
It was a pleasure to receive a Christmas gift in the mail today, a vintage 45-year-old Panasonic RF-900 in clean condition with no scratchy volume or tuning issues. Angelo sent this radio to me from Virginia.
I placed it in the twins' bathroom for a test on the AC and the FM and AM were outstanding, grabbing all the stations I listen to with ease, including the faraway KPCC.
AM sounds very pleasing and far superior to my modern radios, which lack that majestic AM sound known only to vintages. I'm surprised how close this radio is in sound and reception to my Apex Performer Panasonic RF-888.
I think I'll put in batteries and keep around the house as a go-to portable.
Thanks, Angelo, for a great radio and a reminder of why I became "a radio lover who can't be cured" ten years ago.
Benarus contacted me last night with the opportunity to pay for my reserved Megalodon carbon dial with stainless steel bezel. Now I just have to make sure, via an email I sent to Benarus, that they make sure it arrives either before or after my mini vacation after Christmas.
The photo above suggests that the overall watch is more conservative in styling than I thought it would be. I think this styling is good; it means I should like it over the long-term. Also I like that the conservative styling of the bezel balances the huge Megalodon teeth markers.
Here are the specs provided by Benarus:
Case Material: 316L stainless steel, brushed finish Bezel: 316L stainless steel, brushed finish and filled Movement: Miyota 9015, anti-magnetic protection Water Resistance: 2500 meters, screw down crown, automatic HRV Crystal: Double domed sapphire Dial: Black, red, and carbon fiber. 2 piece design with C3 superluminova Hands: Polished steel with C3 superluminova Case Back & Crown: stainless steel Case size: 49mm case, 24mm lugs, 53.5mm lug to lug, 19mm high, 344 grams Straps: Steel bracelet only. Straps available below as an extra option. Limited production: 150 watches