Im not sure where I would put this but I did here because I mainly use this thing for SWL and AM
Well this is part review, and part bragging..LOL sorry guys I couldnt help it
I went to the Pawnshop Monday, was my day off and came across this jewel.
How Much you ask? 15 dollars, the guy working there thought it was a plain ol' boom box. Well I took it home and started to fiddle around with it, I figured if it didnt work I could at least have if for an onament or sell it to someone who might need it, low and behold it worked, not great, it made a static'ishy noise on every Knob I turned, The lamp for the dial didnt work and it was dirty.
I took it apart to see what might be wrong on the inside and the only thing was the antenna wires broke where they attach to the whip antenna, not a big deal.
I ran to Radio Shack to get a 12v Light Bulb, some extra solder(as if I dont have enough) and Electrical Contact Cleaner. I started doing my thing fixing it up when I realized for the lamp to stay on you have to hold the button on the front, well I didnt want that, so I happend to have an switch laying around, I by-passed the button and went to my switch(as you can see on the first picture, the white deal by the max vol)
Got it all cleaned up and no more noise making from the Knobs, Now its time to test it out, it has AM, FM, CB, SW 3.5-12.5mhz, TV CH2-13, AIR, Weather, and PoliceBand which also includes 2meter Ham which I thought was the "cats meow" Its like a Wide-Band RX. I works real well on everything except TV and AIR didnt hear a thing!
Has an Ext Antenna Jack with the 1/8 plug
But thats not all it has it has a Line Input, WOW Talk about loud for a little thing like this, Now I dont have to listen to my dinky Laptop sound when Im away from home.
On the Headphone Jack also works as an EXt. Speaker
FM Band+Ext Speaker=...BASS Im talking enough bass to wake your wife up LOL
I just couldnt belive this thing.
And thats not all, it has 3 power Inputs, AC, 12volts DC, and 6 D Batteries, WHICH CAN BE RECHARGED from either AC or DC. Does it ever end?
One Question it has a switch labeled AFC, what does that mean?
Its made in HongKong, and has a Time chart on the back which can be handy a times
Ive googled this radio but came up with very little.