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March 16, 2011



Haha! I was pleasantly surprised to find my review back here:). As an addition: yesterday I noticed a really faint signal on the R9710 (barefoot again) in the 16m band. The only thing that I could make of it was that the language was definitely Portuguese and that they also played some music (this was around 2050 UTC).

I decided to fire up my Tecsun PL660, under the assumption that I would be able to get a much more decent signal out of it and possibly identify the station. I couldn't be more surprised when I found that I could not get the signal any better than on the R9710, not even using sync. To my ears, the 'quality' was the same. This speaks for the R9710!

Using the 660, I was able to identify the precise frequency however, this turned out to be 17690 kHz. Looking this up on the Internet, I found no definitive answer as to the ID of the station. Perhaps anyone has more info here?



Good video review of the Sangean Fatbox


sony ICF-7601 includes the bands missing, but not 160 which to be fair there arent broadcasters on but good AM activity in the winter by hams. i found one for about 30 or 40 on ebay

Stephane Schmitz

This is a fantastic little radio.
It receives very well on all the bands.
And it has FM stereo.
However this sound from the little speaker quickly distorts.
But I have to say my prefered all time favorite analogue radio is the Sony icf-sw10/ sw11. This
Receives very well on all the bands, the speaker audio is very pleasant, it has FM stereo and receives on the LW band (and is amazingly sensitive on this band). I have a ton of radios and this is my best so far.

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