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July 29, 2012

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vimal oberoi

Jay Allen had reviewed pl660 with doubts on its AM reception:
http://radiojayallen.com/tecsun-pl-660/

Bill

Yes, I had read that. He seems to be saying that it picks up the weak signals but they are noisy; mine is noisy and doesn't pick up the weak signals. He also says the radio is free of spurious signals and hets, while mine has that one big spurious signal in it at least. So it sounds like mine is performing even worse on MW than his did. I was hoping someone else here had some experience with the radio and could comment on how common my problems were, or weren't.

Conniesdad

Well all I can tell you is that mine, bought from Amazon UK in May this year, does not have any of these problems. I rarely use MW as such but when I do its OK, I mainly use LW and it is more than acceptable. I suffer from poor reception in my immediate area, even mobile coverage and terrestrial TV is very poor. Even so I get pretty good results from my 660 with a random wire on SW. FM is fine and I am surrounded by airports, so airband works well.

People have reported poor QC on Chinese products of all types which is why I bought mine through Amazon. I think I was just lucky.

Bill

Thanks, Conniesdad. Doing a web search I found one other case, posted to You Tube, about a fellow with a problem similar to mine. Most people don't report problems like these. Perhaps rather than you being lucky, I was just unlucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz56I-_qKTA

Gary

Bill - It sounds like your PL-660 may be defective. You might consider posting your query on the Yahoo Tecsun PL-660 group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TecsunPL660/

Huesby

Bill:
I like your radio and I even though of buying one but after this report from your radio it´ll never happen. My advice get a CCRadioSW and you won´t be disappointed.

vimal oberoi

Please consider CCRadioSW latest QC issues reported by Gary,before taking a decision.
You may require tweaking IF coils,changing coil antenna position,and even replacing 6''ferrite with 8''one;as suggested by Huesby.

Huesby

Vimal:
I like to do that to every radio but ccradiosw is after mods one of the best radio I ever worked, very sensitive and selective indeed.

vimal oberoi

Huesby:
Seems that we are of the same kind.Even I love experimenting.

vimal oberoi

Thanks Huesby,offer accepted.

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