SW digital portables w/ mechanical on-off switch

SW digital portables w/ mechanical on-off switch

Post by Russ Johns » Tue, 26 Jun 2001 05:26:59

Can anyone recommend a sw digital portable that has "mechanical"
on-off switch (vs. the momentary on-off switches used on most of
today's portables).

I like to record sometimes beyone the limits  of the radio's timers -
so I use a timer to power on the long play recorder and radio.  The
newer portables can't be left in the "on" position.  Once power is
removed, the radio will stay off until the on-off switch is  pushed
again.  So they don't work for this application.

Most old analogs have a mechanical on-off switch.  The only sw digital
portable that I know of that fits the bill is the Sony 2010.  Are
there other digitals portables (use or current models) that have a
mechanical on/off switch?

Thanks - Russ

 
 
 

SW digital portables w/ mechanical on-off switch

Post by Class AB » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:18:43


Quote:>Can anyone recommend a sw digital portable that has "mechanical"
>on-off switch (vs. the momentary on-off switches used on most of
>today's portables).

Kenwood R-2000.  All digital, has its own 24-hr timer.  Also has a mechanical
on/off switch.  

If you use it with an external timer, the internal clock resets when the line
power's off.

73
Class AB1

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SW digital portables w/ mechanical on-off switch

Post by Bill Meacha » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:05:49


> >Can anyone recommend a sw digital portable that has "mechanical"
> >on-off switch (vs. the momentary on-off switches used on most of
> >today's portables).

> Kenwood R-2000.  All digital, has its own 24-hr timer.  Also has a mechanical
> on/off switch.

> If you use it with an external timer, the internal clock resets when the line
> power's off.

> 73
> Class AB1

My old Sony ICF-7600DS has a separate mechanical on/off switch (so you
can pack it for travel!)  It doesn't lose the clock or memories.
Bill Meacham
Vieques, PR
 
 
 

SW digital portables w/ mechanical on-off switch

Post by Ji » Thu, 28 Jun 2001 09:43:38

you could leave the radio on (with the ac adaptor) and use the timer on
the recorder. it will start recording when the timer supplies power and
the recorder doesnt know or care that the radio has been playing the
whole time. (yes i realise that this isnt the answer to your question
about mechanical switches)