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March 17, 2013

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Tim

I, too, just bought a Sony F10 about a month ago and am very pleasantly suprised with it. For a whopping $14, it offers a nice well-rounded tone and slightly above-average reception. It may not be the ideal DXing unit, but it can hold its own. I like to run through the dial late at night and see how many frequencies it can pick up; quite enough for average radio listening. And again, the tone is quite nice for both music and talk radio.

I get great enjoyment over such old-fashioned radios that lack all the modern bells and whistles. There's something satisfying in the irony of a radio this "cheap" nearly matching models many times its price. One day, before I die, I imagine myself tossing out every $200+ digital multiband radio and just enjoying the simplicity of a silly little radio like the F10.

Angelo

I love reading this. I've long been an advocate of even serious radio collectors/hobbyists finding these simple radios that do a good job. I have quite a few expensive rigs----yet my cheap little Emerson radio that I keep in the bathroom is used daily----and does a great job. I bought it a few years ago for around $20.00. TV band no longer receives because of the switch to digital----but Weather, AM and FM all perform well. It's a solid little radio that has taken some abuse (splashing/high humidity/even baby powder in high quantities) and you'd never know that by its performance.

Ulysses

I wonder how it compares with the ICF-18. It has the same specs and looks almost identical but for some reasons costs a few dollars more; one would assume there was something extra. Specs for obscure Sony radios are hard to find.

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