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September 30, 2015

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A. Black

When you say "lack of illumination" in the review, I assume you mean you have to press a button to illuminate it -- not that it lacks illumination. The review says that that makes it unsuitable for a bedside radio but to my mind that makes it perfect for a bedside radio since I don't want lights coming on disturbing my melatonin at night or disturbing my wife if I am listening via headphones. Provided the controls are such that you can find them by feel (are they?), operating the radio without lights is preferable. I currently have a Tecsun PL-660 and it has a manual light mode in which the light never comes on unless you turn it on and I prefer that mode to the automatic mode (where it turns on whenever you press a button).

It seems that you can't please everyone so maybe they should add a manual/auto light mode setting so that in manual mode the light never turns on unless you turn it on and in automatic mode it turns on any time you press any button. I would normally keep mine in manual light mode but from your video review it seems you would keep it in automatic mode.

Tim

Ditto. Ten seconds of illumination sounds just perfect for a bedside radio. You've sold me on it, Jeff.

herculodge

A. Black,

Your correct on all counts. I decided to use it as my bedside radio after all.

Tim, I bought this because you told me about it, after which I investigated it and it met the specs I wanted. It is a great performer.

Gary

Jay Allen reviews the Eton Satellit:

https://radiojayallen.com/eton-satellit/

Gary

Sangean doesn't list the ferrite bar length for the PR-D4W. The best way to determine this is to remove the back panel.

My PR-D7 is 8" wide, but its ferrite bar is only 3.5" long. The PR-D5 and PR-D15 each have 8" ferrite bars, and Sangean mentions this on their web site.

Tim

I'm glad it worked out for you, Jeff.

Tim

If you didn't see it, Jeff, you were briefly referred to in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLSvT6Z3su4

herculodge

Thanks, Tim. BTW, I coiled the wire antenna from my fried WR-2 to the base of the PR-D4's telescopic antenna and elevated the other end to the window blind. FM is now triple power.

Bill Bush

I suggest you obtain some single-outlet surge suppressors. I put them on our cordless phone base and all remote stations after going through three sets in two years of surges. Have not lost one since, about 15 years. They cost about $10, and are probably available at Amazon. They are good insurance. I use one for the DVD player and other digital items, since the digital ones are evidently more subject to ruin by surges, as I was warned years ago re: telephone answering machines. With your radio collection, these would prove specially valuable. BTW, thanks for several posts that are NOT on watches.

herculodge

Bill, thanks for the info. Is the single-outlet for only one device? Or can I plug a mutli outlet to the single? I ask because I have a lot of electronics and a single outlet wouldn't be practical.

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