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This is one of the radios my father bought and used for sometime , but seems he stopped using it due to a possibly high battery drain . the seller of this radio, ie from an electronics store has stressed him that this raio is very good with very good sensitivity comparing to other models I already used as for example the Chibo 330 or the Degen models who knew about (I mean the radio seller who is also a friend of me )
Pretty nice model , huh ?
Any way this radio costed my father about 20 euros , 2 years ago and seems as a relatively good promise to my personal requirements , using a full PLL system with digital readout and also a sleep timer
Above you see how radio is tuned with small buttons . They are quite small and still require some force as the remain of the main display
But using it , its buttons were quite tough to my fingers and pushing them required some extra force . I don’t know if this was the bad of this copy or of this model in general
And below I put my experiments in a place inside the city of Thessaloniki
-10 mem presets
- 9 kHz steps
-fair to good sensitivity on MW on nights
-fair audio using earphones, with the abiltiy to hear some whistles from the nearby stations (9 khz hets )
-lamp inserts some QRN and audio volume !!
-there is spatter /qrm from very strong stations to 3 steps up and down , but the 500 Watt station 700 meteres far can cover 6 steps up and down
FM and FM 1
-steps of 100 kHz
-Fm uses 88-108
-FM 1 uses the Chinese band on 68-88
-Fm1 band is full of images of 21,4 (2x10.7) below is a station on 95.5 can be hed on 74.1
-monophonic audio in stereo headphones (heard in both ears ) and relatively good audio-Fair sensitivity on FM bands , though nearly all signals are quite strong inthe region ...
-lamp inserts some audio volume too !!
As in result radio is quite good in the MW band but posibly not so good on the FM
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port wrote on Feb 18, '10
yes Zach, interesting radio, wonder how it performs on an external antenna clipped to it's telescopic?
Amazing how cheap some of these new Chinese radios are these days, I bought a Tecsun PL-600 on ebay the other day for $60, it is dual conversion, proper PLL digital with SSB and it is very sensitive using it's telescopic antenna on shortwave, it overloads a little with an external wire antenna plugged in but the attenuator control gets around this problem! It is not in the same class as my E1 but it is still a great little radio for the price! Best wishes Zach! Michael