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Old 02-22-2015, 11:22 AM   #11
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Sangean PR-D7, like the D-9 but one only speaker. Very portable. AA batteries last a couple weeks, I use rechargeables and plug it back in when it needs it.

I think most C Crane branded radios are Sangean.
That looks to be a good radio. Hard to find PLL synthesized radios and good interior circuitry for $50 or less.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
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Here's a good site with reviews of many portable radios. radiojayallen | Jay's Radio Reviews, Comparisons & Restorations
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:46 PM   #13
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Here's a good site with reviews of many portable radios. radiojayallen | Jay's Radio Reviews, Comparisons & Restorations
Wow, that's a lot of info. I'm thinking now that a Sangean radio is the way to go. Thanks everyone.
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I like this one with built in li/ion battery, solar and 12v charge. Leave it on alert while camping. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJZOOLI/...=INSKCS80AYSXI
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Don’t much like the radio I got for the camper, the Tecsun 600. I bought it for keeping in touch, catching up to the latest world news, weather, and, I guess, for listening to a baseball game on slow nights. Oh, and music. Reception seems sensitive enough. The sound is ok. It’s compact, looks good on a shelf. The antenna when extended I’m always in great fear of busting. What I hate most about this radio are its control buttons. The rogue sleep function drives me nuts. Everything on it that’s digital is a big pain. I can never remember which buttons do what. Too many buttons. They all look alike. I cannot read their damn tiny headings. When I press the wrong button and get some unwanted function backtracking is for me maddening to impossible. My next portable radio will be as analog as it gets.
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Don’t much like the radio I got for the camper, the Tecsun 600. I bought it for keeping in touch, catching up to the latest world news, weather, and, I guess, for listening to a baseball game on slow nights. Oh, and music. Reception seems sensitive enough. The sound is ok. It’s compact, looks good on a shelf. The antenna when extended I’m always in great fear of busting. What I hate most about this radio are its control buttons. The rogue sleep function drives me nuts. Everything on it that’s digital is a big pain. I can never remember which buttons do what. Too many buttons. They all look alike. I cannot read their damn tiny headings. When I press the wrong button and get some unwanted function backtracking is for me maddening to impossible. My next portable radio will be as analog as it gets.
Now we know which radio not to get!!!
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. When I press the wrong button and get some unwanted function backtracking is for me maddening to impossible. My next portable radio will be as analog as it gets.
I hear you Myron. I have a habit of pushing the wrong buttons all the time.

The Tecsun is a good little radio but sometimes too frustrating, especially to someone who reads manuals only as a last resort. I almost turned down the free Eton but its turned out to be used more than the Tecsun. Also, with the hand crank, I have one of the items that I'm supposed to have when the big one hits. Even has a white LED light and a flashing red light. A siren too, don't have use for that yet. Maybe use it to signal, "bring me another beer".

It's so simple to tune etc. and reception wise seems similar to the Tecsun.

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Don’t much like the radio I got for the camper, the Tecsun 600. ....is for me maddening to impossible. My next portable radio will be as analog as it gets.
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I've had the same problems with finding an good, automotive radio that is easy to select FM channels when driving around the country. Most of the new ones require various "button pushes" & menu selections to add local stations, then doing the same all over again at the next location.

Of course I also have the requirements that it have an aux input, bluetooth, & a iPod/iPhone connection...

Remember when you had a dial to choose the station?
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