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Ed S.

Since the PR-D5 has poor strong-adjacent channel rejection, and no way to reduce AM RF gain, the reader would be better served by the CCR/kaito 2100, IMHO.
(And BTW, Jeff, it's an AM transmitting tower I'm near--KNX's towers near 190th street and Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance.)

jeffrey McMahon

He lives in an environment similar to yours, so I stand corrected.

kr

what's the story on that vornado fan? i bought one earlier this year and have been underwhelmed by it.

Carrie

Which Vornado did you get? The small one or the big one?

Have you tried the Lasko Wind Tunnel? I saw it yesterday at Rite Aid for 39 dollars. I owned a Lasco several years ago. It gave off a lot of wind but was loud, so I gave it away. The Vornado is more quiet, but the small one is underwhelming. The bigger one that goes for $99 works really well. I'll be sorry if you're not happy with that one.


Mike W

Reader, I like the PR-D5 but it lacks SW and folks say it overloads if you're near strong signals like those given off by that monster antenna WCBS 880 AM has blighting the Jersey Palisades, so you might like the CSW, esp, if you like SW.

Mentioning J&R is nostalgic for me. I recall leaving early for my second shift job downtown and getting off at the WTC subway stop (there was still a WTC then) to buy a gadget at J&R, and maybe a gyro on the walk over to work along Nassau street. What a great little part of NYC that is, across from city hall near the Brooklyn Bridge. J&R grew over the years and gobbled up almost all the storefronts on Park Row and creating a kind of Disneyworld for gadget fetishists out of them.

Jeff, if you ever go to NYC, you have to stop by J&R. Believe me, the museums and the Broadway shows will bore you, but you'll be a kid in a candy store at J&R.

Carrie

Mike,

My wife has some family in NYC. I'll tell her we'll have to see J&R. Their catalog covers so many products it's mind-boggling.

Ed has a question for you. How long is the antenna on your Panasonic RF-2200? He just bought one and he is wondering if his antenna is too short.

Jeff

Mike W

Ed, Jeff, the 2200 has a 38" antenna. One of the first things that struck me when I got it was that the antenna seemed so short.

jeffrey McMahon

Mike, thanks for the info. I e-mailed it to Ed.

Ed S.

I thought such a legendary radio like the 2200 would come with a studly antenna, not a wimpy 38-incher! Thanks.

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