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December 27, 2008

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Angelo

E-Bay # 390019328724 is still under $15.00. It's a JCPenney shortwave radio that looks like a Panasonic. I just won a Norelco shortwave and now, $100.00 lighter in the wallet, I am definitely not upping the bidding on the JCP/Panasonic. Someone is going to get a good value on this.

Angelo

E-Bay # 390019328724 is still under $15.00. It's a JCPenney shortwave radio that looks like a Panasonic. I just won a Norelco shortwave and now, $100.00 lighter in the wallet, I am definitely not upping the bidding on the JCP/Panasonic. Someone is going to get a good value on this.

Paul

Panasonic RF-2200 for $65:
http://maine.craigslist.org/ele/970830291.html

Angelo

The Craigs List Panasonic looks good. It strikes me that he's selling low at $65.00

Paul

Source: Yahoo Group for Sony ICF-5900W

A quick comparison by MKANG (mkang367@gmail.com) between the Sony ICF-5900W and the newly released Tecsun S2000 (Grundig Satellit 750):

"I compared the radio [Sony ICF-5900W] to new Tecsun S2000(aka Sat750) a latest digital receiver just only using internal whip antenna in open space around evening hours.

On FM, both fare equally with all major stations pulling in strongly. S2000 has a slight edge on tuning on weaker stations:(FM DXING).

On MW, ICF5900W came in very clear as compared to S2000. Major stations were received, whereas S2000 picked up fewer stations with strong background noise. (Maybe why the AN1000 MW loop antenna came with the set).

On SW, I found both radios equally comparable with stations received. Still prefer the manual tuning by ICF5900W than digital tuning on S2000.

As a whole I am truly amazed by this Sony set from the 1970's as it still compared favourably with the S2000 which was made recently."

Angelo

Paul: I will take manual tuning over digital any day of the week. I've tried both and have used both enough to make an informed decision----no doubt that for me at least, manual tuning is the way to go. It's the "hand/ear" coordination that I trust more than a digital readout.

Brian (Scooby214)

I have always prefered analog dial spinning myself. Not only can I scan as fast or slow as I would like, but my analog sets seem to have less background noise on weak SW and MW stations.

I haven't tried any of the really costly digital sets. My best is my Degen 1102. I tend to leave that one for FM DXing and pull out one of my old analog sets for MW or SW scanning.

Ed

Good sale now going on at Amazon for this micro Sony Walkman. At $15.99 I highly recommend it--

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008W7LS/ref=s9subs_c1_23_at2-rfc_g1_si4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0N9N0KF2CZH0B05A8EXG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463383351&pf_rd_i=507846

Angelo

But doesn't the television sound go away this coming February? If so, shame on Amazon for stressing the TV sound of this set---selling this, only to have TV sound end in a month and a half for the buyers.

Ed

The TV sound loss is really no big loss to the vast majority of radio listeners. If you want to hear TV, turn on a GD TV! How many people really buy a radio like this to listen to TV?? I sure as hell didn't.

Angelo

It's true that most people aren't buying these to listen to television broadcasts. On the other hand, why promote the TV sound as a selling point when it's going away in six weeks? I think they need to disclose that, unless it picks up digital signals. I actually do listen to TV sound on some portable radios.

Angelo

I just won an old Norelco shortwave radio on E-Bay---a big set, multi-band, with two antennas. I've always wanted one of these---the speaker casing has a grid design, like a car grille. It's big and heavy too. I'm wondering if anyone knows how well these perform. I bought it mainly for the styling and to round out my collection---I think it's made in Holland and I didn't have any radios made there until this one. It should be delivered next week sometieme.

Gerhard Schmidt

WHo can telle me the brand name and model of the radio on the right?

jeffrey McMahon

That's a Panasonic RF-877, one of my top 3 favorite vintage radios. It doesn't show up often on eBay so I assume it's rare. I see them sell for between $80 and $150. It has better FM reception than my beloved RF-888.

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