Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by J&D Schnoo » Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:33:37

I was at a Radio Shack recently and they had an analog tuning AM/FM table
radio for what I assume is a clearance price of $24.97 I think.
Unfortunately I can't seem to see it or their webpage nor do I have a model
number for it.  It has a cube shape and I think there may have been an F
connector for anexternal antenna.  I was just hoping to read some reviews on
this to see if it is even worth $25.  Anyway, despite my best efforts at
searching I still have not found the model number thus I haven't located any
reviews yet.  Does anyway here know the model number or how well it
performs?  I am interested in both sensitivity and selectivity.
 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by Davi » Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:01:31



Quote:> I was at a Radio Shack recently and they had an analog tuning AM/FM table
> radio for what I assume is a clearance price of $24.97 I think.
> Unfortunately I can't seem to see it or their webpage nor do I have a model
> number for it.  It has a cube shape and I think there may have been an F
> connector for anexternal antenna.  I was just hoping to read some reviews on
> this to see if it is even worth $25.  Anyway, despite my best efforts at
> searching I still have not found the model number thus I haven't located any
> reviews yet.  Does anyway here know the model number or how well it
> performs?  I am interested in both sensitivity and selectivity.

If it comes from Radio Shack, I'd be suspicious its just a piece of
junk
 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by dave » Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:57:44


> I was at a Radio Shack recently and they had an analog tuning AM/FM table
> radio for what I assume is a clearance price of $24.97 I think.
> Unfortunately I can't seem to see it or their webpage nor do I have a model
> number for it.  It has a cube shape and I think there may have been an F
> connector for anexternal antenna.  I was just hoping to read some reviews on
> this to see if it is even worth $25.  Anyway, despite my best efforts at
> searching I still have not found the model number thus I haven't located any
> reviews yet.  Does anyway here know the model number or how well it
> performs?  I am interested in both sensitivity and selectivity.

Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by Radiogu » Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:31:29


Quote:> I was at a Radio Shack recently and they had an analog tuning AM/FM table
> radio for what I assume is a clearance price of $24.97 I think.
> Unfortunately I can't seem to see it or their webpage nor do I have a model
> number for it. ?It has a cube shape and I think there may have been an F
> connector for anexternal antenna. ?I was just hoping to read some reviews on
> this to see if it is even worth $25. ?Anyway, despite my best efforts at
> searching I still have not found the model number thus I haven't located any
> reviews yet. ?Does anyway here know the model number or how well it
> performs? ?I am interested in both sensitivity and selectivity.

I'm not familiar with it but Radio Shack sells a lot of moderately
priced radios that do a decent job. A trip back to the radio shack
store would be the best way to get the model number and information on
whether selectivity is adjustable (i doubt it).   Indeed for $25.00
you should just buy it and give us a receiver review. If it turns out
to be a dog just return it for a refund.

Most inexpensive AM/FM tabletop radios will do reasonably well on
strong local stations and at night they can be counted on to catch
some of the stronger AM dx stations. Mostly they are designed for
decent sound and not as high performing dx machines.

 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by m II » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:49:11


> Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.

That's funny. True and funny.

We should start a list of things to help pass on this knowledge to the
coming generations.

I propose adding:

On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.

I'm sure there are hundreds more, if anyone else would care to add to
the list before passing it on, I've made a perforated attachment below:

Please cut on the dotted line:
......................................................
a) Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
b) On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.
......................................................

This part of the message will fall away after the cut unless the monitor
is turned sideways first.

mike

 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by homep » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 01:57:10

http://tinyurl.com/2f7k4n

A guy a work got the Rat Shack version of this Sangean radio, and it's quite
nice.
.

Quote:

> If it comes from Radio Shack, I'd be suspicious its just a piece of
> junk

 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by Howar » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 14:41:02



>> Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.

>That's funny. True and funny.

>We should start a list of things to help pass on this knowledge to the
>coming generations.

>I propose adding:

>On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.

>I'm sure there are hundreds more, if anyone else would care to add to
>the list before passing it on, I've made a perforated attachment below:

>Please cut on the dotted line:
>......................................................
>a) Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
>b) On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.

c)  Friends don't let friends by radios at Radio Shack.
d) Real radios glow in the dark  - for the boatanchor fans
e) On a better radio there is selectable USB/LSB vs SSB with an
adjustment knob
f) Radios made in a Mickey Mouse housing perform accordingly.  

- Show quoted text -

Quote:>......................................................

>This part of the message will fall away after the cut unless the monitor
>is turned sideways first.

>mike

 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by m II » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:39:33





Cut here:
......................................................
a) Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
b) On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.
c) Friends don't let friends by radios at Radio Shack.
d) Real radios glow in the dark  - for the boatanchor fans
e) On a better radio there is selectable USB/LSB vs SSB with an
   adjustment knob
f) Radios made in a Mickey Mouse housing perform accordingly.
......................................................

(mono spaced fonts, please)

Thank you kindly. I tidied it up a bit for the next author.

mike

 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by RHF » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 19:39:23


-
- I was at a Radio Shack recently and they had an
- analog tuning AM/FM table radio for what I assume
- is a clearance price of $24.97 I think.
-
- Unfortunately I can't seem to see it or their webpage
- nor do I have a model number for it.
-?It has a cube shape and I think there may have been
- an F connector for anexternal antenna.
-?I was just hoping to read some reviews on this to see
- if it is even worth $25.
-?Anyway, despite my best efforts at searching I still
- have not found the model number thus I haven't located
- any reviews yet. ?
- Does anyway here know the model number
- or how well it performs?
-?I am interested in both sensitivity and selectivity.

J&D Schnoor,

FIRST - Please go back to the RadioShack Store -so-
You can provide Us with more Details and Specifics
on this Radio :

Brand Name _____________________________
- RadioShack - Realistic - Grundig - Eton - RCA - Coby
- Presidian - Jeep - Midland - GE - GPX - Phillips - Sima
- jWIN - Uniden - Accurian - Timex - iHome - Emerson
- Sony -  Boston Acoustics - Teac . . . etc

Model Number _____________

Is this Radio an
[ ] AM/FM Radio 'only' ?
-or- an
[ ] AM/FM "Clock" Radio ?

FWIW - 85 % of all the Radios Sold in the USA will have the
Model Number next to the (UL) [CE] and FCC Part 15 "Info"
Look the Radio All-Over including the Battery Compartment
and you should find that "Info" and the Model Number.

Until them check-out these Links :

INDEX - To AM/FM Radios and Clock Radios
http://support.radioshack.com/support_audio/2137.htm

RadioShack AM/FM Cube Radio Catalog # 120-0208
http://support.radioshack.com/support_audio/doc61/61895.pdf

RadioShack Chronomatic 294 AM/FM Cube Clock/Radio
http://support.radioshack.com/productinfo/DocumentResults.asp?sku_id=...
* Catalog # 12-1594
http://support.radioshack.com/parts/10001.pdf

hope this helps ~ RHF
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Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by dave » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 22:37:32





> Cut here:
> ......................................................
> a) Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
> b) On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.
> c) Friends don't let friends by radios at Radio Shack.
> d) Real radios glow in the dark  - for the boatanchor fans
> e) On a better radio there is selectable USB/LSB vs SSB with an
>    adjustment knob
> f) Radios made in a Mickey Mouse housing perform accordingly.
> ......................................................

> (mono spaced fonts, please)

> Thank you kindly. I tidied it up a bit for the next author.

> mike

It's impossible to "listen" to the radio with more than 2 people in a room.
 
 
 

Radio Shack AM/FM Table Radio

Post by RHF » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 00:09:10






> > Cut here:
> > ......................................................
> > a) Any weird shaped radio eventually gets collectible.
> > b) On a better radio, the knob for tuning is larger than for the volume.
> > c) Friends don't let friends by radios at Radio Shack.
> > d) Real radios glow in the dark ?- for the boatanchor fans
> > e) On a better radio there is selectable USB/LSB vs SSB with an
> > ? ?adjustment knob
> > f) Radios made in a Mickey Mouse housing perform accordingly.
> > ......................................................

> > (mono spaced fonts, please)

> > Thank you kindly. I tidied it up a bit for the next author.

> > mike

- It's impossible to "listen" to the radio
- with more than 2 people in a room.

W H Y ?
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