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January 14, 2019

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Gary

The Sangean radio I use the most is my WR-2 in the kitchen, which I've had for over 11 years. Thankfully, I haven't had any problems with the buttons, and I change stations a lot on this radio.

I have it connected to a small, powered, dual-whip antenna from Radio Shack, and with this setup it gets very good FM reception.

herculodge

I wonder if your more arid climate is better for buttons. Here in Torrance, there is quite a bit of moisture in the air.

Gary

Could be. Also, being closer to the ocean might not help, with the more corrosive salt water air.

One long-term flaw I've noticed on some of my Sangeans is that the grippy rubber surface on the volume controls is sticky like maple syrup. This happened to my PR-D7 and two PR-D5 models.

Remember all the Eton models with the grippy coating on the whole body of the radio (like the E1, E10, E100 and others)? All of these models ended up with a sticky coating, causing people to figure out how to remove it to get down to the bare plastic.

herculodge

Tivoli PAL and other model was a giant rubber mass that melted like glue. It was terrible. Tivoli replaced one of my PAL models and changed the material in later models.

James Reyome

I have a PD-D5 I bought in 2011. It's a terrific radio and I've enjoyed it for a long time, but the past several years the power button will sometimes take four or five presses before it responds. I'm still using it, but I'm leery about using the sleep timer because it requires a steady press on the button.

I just bought a CC Radio 2e for use in the front room. I'm hoping it doesn't end up the same way, especially as much as it cost.

Angelo

Then there are Panasonic and Sony radios from 1975 that don't have buttons----they have dials----and almost 45 years later, everything works. And they sound wonderful. And they pull in stations like a hawk pulling in a field mouse.

herculodge

I hear you. I'd like to get a Panasonic RF-2200 now that my girls are older. Just need to keep deoxit handy for scratchy volume control.

Dannibal

My PR-D5 has issues with the presets activating the frequencies of other preset buttons. My CC2 has an issue with the up/down frequently jumping to the next preset, rather than 10KHz.

Frustrating. They still receive very well, but not as well on FM as some others

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