Sangean: CC Radio vs. 818 #2

Sangean: CC Radio vs. 818 #2

Post by Ji » Sun, 03 Jan 1999 04:00:00

i would buy the 818 because of its versatility. you can receive more
stuff on the shortwave bands than you can get with the extended range of
the ccradio on am. the weather band is handy but its not something you
would listen to for a hobby. the tv sound can be had on the TV. and you
can get the picture to go with it. i actually dont understand why they
spent money on these features. a person would buy a hot-rod am radio for
its hot-rod reception on am. these other features dont contribute to
this end. the main thing is that this comparison is like apples and
oranges. while i would appriciate the extended am on my shortwave radio,
i would not sacrafice my shortwave for it. i listen to the foriegn
stations for a different viewpoint.  people listen to am for the
domestic view and domestic news. entertainment is a bigger part of
domestic programing.  its not that i wouldnt buy the ccradio, either. i
would just use it for what it is for, and shortwave isnt what its for.
the lousy am reception on my dx 390 shows that domestic am isnt what its
for either.
 
 
 

Sangean: CC Radio vs. 818 #2

Post by Gray Shockle » Sun, 03 Jan 1999 04:00:00




Quote:> People were away on vacation, so I shall repeat my survey: if you had
> approx. $150 to spend, would you get a Sangean 818 or a CC Radio, and why.
> Please provide all details.

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Your question is about the same as asking whether one should get a Lincoln
Towncar or a Peterbilt tractor.

People might want to know - before answering - for what is the intended purpose
of the vehicle (radio).

Gray
Vicksburg, MS US

 
 
 

Sangean: CC Radio vs. 818 #2

Post by pm » Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:>People were away on vacation, so I shall repeat my survey: if
>you had approx.
>$150 to spend, would you get a Sangean 818 or a CC Radio, and
>why. Please
>provide all details.

I bought a CC Radio.  Here is why.  I wanted to pick up AM in my
Highrise and no other radio did the job.  I like the weather
feature as it has an alarm on it.

I use the CC Radio as my clock radio as it has all the features
required.

For alternative news, I listen to NPR.  The Chicago affiliate
broadcasts the BBC and joint BBC/PRI shows, so I get another
perspective.

I also bought the radio so I could pick up WGN Radio when I leave
town next spring.  By the way, one of the best stations on MW is
WGN.  Extension 720 at 9-11pm CST is by far the best talk show on
AM.

I don't really have a need for Shortwave, but if you want it
obviously the CCR is not for you.

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