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May 09, 2008

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Ed S.

With no way to reduce RF overload, I found it to be a dog, with no alternate channel selectivity, and sold it within 2 weeks. Don't miss it. Sensitivity without selectivity is no bargain.

Unrelenting Ferrite Core Gasbag

May I direct your attention to CCrane's PR-D7 webpage :

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/am-fm-radios/sangean-pr-d7.aspx

Click on FAQs, then the first question, about AM reception.

The internal ferrite antenna is 4" or 100 MM, half that of the PR-D5.

Jeff McMahon

Ed, I remember you were getting interference. I loved mine but can't say I miss it since I'm enjoying the superior FM on the Kaito 2100.

Unrelenting Ferrite Core (I love the name; sounds like a super hero):

I went on the C.Crane site but didn't see the AM size unless you infer that from the fact that the PR-D7 is smaller than the PR-D5. Should we conclude that the PR-D5 is overall a superior radio selling at a higher price point? Jeff

Unrelenting Ferrite Core Gasbag

Well, I suppose this is the "unrelenting" part. Here's the PR-D7 quote from the CCrane FAQs tab :

"How good is the AM reception on the PR-D7?

The PR-D7 has good AM reception almost as good as the Sonido Radio. The PR-D7's internal ferrite antenna is 8mm in diameter, 4" long and does a good job pulling in stations."

And here's a quote about the PR-D5 off Universal Radio's site :

"The new Sangean PR-D5 a top quality AM, FM, FM stereo radio with twin speakers. It has a 200 mm ferrite AM antenna for the best possible AM reception"

200 MM is about 8", 100 MM is about 4".

Unrelenting Ferrite Core Gasbag

I never had any overload on my PR-D5 either, but that pretty much depends on location.

Jeff McMahon

I suppose to play it safe, one can get the best radio, the Kaito 2100 or its C.Crane clone. Jeff

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