This is a very nice, sturdy, functional radio -- once you understand the Chinese characters. FM reception is very good. It pulls in the stations, and you get nice, clear sound. Whether it is news, discussion, or music, the FM broadcasts are very good. On a small set, the speakers are, of course, small, but the sound is clear and clean. With a headset, it actually sounds quite good.
AM is a different story; I suppose that is why it is so hard to find a portable AM radio these days. There is major interference from electric power lines in my area, so AM reception is a problem, even on larger sets with digital tuning and good antennas. So I guess I should have known not to expect much. Well, that is what I got. The powerful stations come in very clear. But the stations I want to listen to, not so much. Reception in the park behind the house (under the power lines) is OK. Inside the house, not worth the bother. I could not get any shortwave stations. Since I do not have any...
It was all in Chinese and I have NO IDEA how it works! And it is TINY! It's the size of a pack of cigarettes! It looks bigger on the ad. But it's puny. It was a lousy choice!
I'd like one in English or something to fix this. I almost became an Amazon seller and I am leery of it now.
G J Malvar - GreenStar Alliance
Basicalliy, its a Chinese model radio both in the manual and on the radio.I think there are better radios for sale at cheaper prices with English on the radio anf instructions. I will not order this radio or from the seller again for obvious reasons stated.
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