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October 05, 2013

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brandon

Anyone ever see this commercial? Ham radio guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2VyNq7JXc

Gary

If you're in the market for an ABC watch (altimeter, barometer, compass), I've found a great deal. BuyDig has the Casio PAW2000 for only $179, with free shipping. If you go to Bountii.com and search for PAW2000, you can get a coupon for another $5 off. This is the first time I've seen the PAW2000 for more than 50% off its $380 list price.

http://www.buydig.com/shop/search.aspx?kwd=paw2000&x=0&y=0

I bought a PAW2000 several months ago from BuyDig for $214, and I really like it.

Gary

Here's a good review of the PAW2000.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/casio-pathfinder-paw-2000-watch-review/

Here's some info from Casio.

http://www.protrek.casio.com/watches/detail/PAW2000-1

Paul

Another funny video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7kirdtdI1c

brandon

"our house is already full of radios" - "but, every radio serves a certain purpose" - Thanks for the link Paul - that was hilarious!

Drive-In-Freak

Had the old 505 and wasn't crazy about it. I gave to to my brother as a starter set thinking maybe he'd get interested in the hobby. Not so much.
Now that I'm down to just the PL-660 (that someone on here was kind enough to donate after the fire)..that I'm crazy about by the way...I wouldn't mind picking one of these up. From what I understand there has been some improvements such as no chuffing/muting during tuning.
Also for that price it's kind of hard to go wrong.

For the record I really like their little pocket radio (12-586... http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3705831&filterName=Brand&filterValue=RadioShack) evn though it tunes really, really weird. It's obviously digital as when you tune up and down the dial you can hear it jump in very obvious (10KC on AM) jumps. I've never seen or heard anything like it with a good old fashioned sliderule tuning display on it. All in all I still have a lot of fun with it, and it seems to perform quite well for what it is.
There's something fun about a old style transistor radio. Not sure I'd take it over the little Sony though the Sony has that stupid hard to read dial http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/driveinfreak/YICFS10MK2.jpg and doesn't tune the full X band (1610-1700) without modification....in 2013. What were they thinking?

StarHalo

Drive-In: The S10Mk2 is a fifteen year old design, which is why it seems a little outdated. Check out the Sangean SR-35, which is mere months old and is generally considered to be the top of the $20-and-under analog portable heap. You won't see much difference in reception but it has a proper set of features, like a swivel antenna.

Drive-In-Freak

I've heard good things about that Sangean. After reading this and looking around a bit come to find out it has FM stereo through the headphone jack..always a nice plus.
Thanks for the tip.

One minor thing..not that it's enough to hold me back; I always preferred the pull it straight out kind of antenna over the swivel type. Why? They don't flop over. The old kind that pull all the way out to a swivel are the best of both words, It's a same you don't see those anymore.

Joe

"[The Sangean SR-35] has FM stereo through the headphone jack."

Correction: The output is mono, although it comes through both channels if you plug in a set of stereo headphones or ear buds.

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