Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by Sky Captai » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 14:57:54

Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
$49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
receiver.
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by RHF » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:46:08



Quote:> Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> receiver.

SK,

I think what you are talking about is the RadioShack
"High-Performance PLL Tuning AM/FM/WX Radio"
which is Priced at $49.99

http://www.redwaveradio.com/

RadioShack Catalog # 12-150

Nothing really 'extreme' about it :

*  AM / FM / WX Radio with Long-Range Performance and High
Sensitivity

* 10 AM, 15 FM and 5 WX Radio Memory Presets

*  Digital LCD Display so you can easily tune to radio stations

*  Auxiliary input for additional line-in sources

- - - unless you are carrying on on your shoulder to
catch some tunes while performing at the X-Games !
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

most likely a RadioShack semi-clone of the CCRadio ~ RHF
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Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by nsarejectnsarej.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:22:52


Quote:> Has anyone tried this new product? ?I saw it tonight selling for
> $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia . ?About the same size as
> the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> frequency display and direct entry. ?Build quality appears to be
> excellent. ?BTW, my Sony 7600 GR ?blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> receiver.

Just like the Grundig S350, CCradio, and SR III this radio is all hype
- it is an S350 look-alike and has the same cheap ***plastic casing
and smelly imitation-leather handle. There was a review on eham.net,
where a guy's RS 12-150 WX radio failed the first day, because his
wide/narrow switch shorted out. All of these super-duper DX machines
perform the same as most decent AM/FM radios.
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by Roadi » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 01:27:14


Quote:> Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> receiver.

I've heard it is not a bad receiver, but I if their description says "
Extreme Long Range" it is a hyperbolic overstatement.  Maybe the
Panasonic RF2800 style handles are supposed to make it look like a
serious machine.  Someone did a side-by-side comparison here and
concluded the GE Superradio is a marginally better receiver.
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by jery » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 02:53:14

SKU #.... ?


> > Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> > $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> > the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> > frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> > excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> > receiver.

> I've heard it is not a bad receiver, but I if their description says "
> Extreme Long Range" it is a hyperbolic overstatement.  Maybe the
> Panasonic RF2800 style handles are supposed to make it look like a
> serious machine.  Someone did a side-by-side comparison here and
> concluded the GE Superradio is a marginally better receiver.

 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by RHF » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 02:59:11



> > Has anyone tried this new product? ?I saw it tonight selling for
> > $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia . ?About the same size as
> > the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> > frequency display and direct entry. ?Build quality appears to be
> > excellent. ?BTW, my Sony 7600 GR ?blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> > receiver.

> Just like the Grundig S350, CCradio, and SR III this radio is all hype
> - it is an S350 look-alike and has the same cheap ***plastic casing
> and smelly imitation-leather handle. There was a review on eham.net,
> where a guy's RS 12-150 WX radio failed the first day, because his
> wide/narrow switch shorted out. All of these super-duper DX machines
> perform the same as most decent AM/FM radios.

NSA-Rejected - "it is an S350 look-alike"

Do you even know what the Analog-Tuning Grundig S350
/ S350DL Radio looks like ? -and- The RadioShack 12-150
High-Performance PLL Tuning AM/FM/WX Radio is "PLL"
Digial Tuning with Presets.

now talk about artificial and synthetic replys
. . . nasa-r - you are truly 'plastic' ~ RHF
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Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by RHF » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 03:03:07


? SKU #.... ? = RadioShack Catalog # 12-150

"High-Performance PLL Tuning AM/FM/WX Radio"

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2472950&cp

hope this helps ~ RHF
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Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by Caveat Lecto » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 03:04:01


Quote:> SKU #.... ?

Is this what you want
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2472950&cp=&sr=...

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      Model: 12-150
      Catalog #: 12-150

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Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by cuhu.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 03:30:21

If I see one waiting on me at the Goodwill store for a couple of
dollars,I guess I will buy it.
Goodwill boy cuhulin
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by nsarejectnsarej.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 04:15:11




> > > Has anyone tried this new product? ?I saw it tonight selling for
> > > $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia . ?About the same size as
> > > the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> > > frequency display and direct entry. ?Build quality appears to be
> > > excellent. ?BTW, my Sony 7600 GR ?blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> > > receiver.

> > Just like the Grundig S350, CCradio, and SR III this radio is all hype
> > - it is an S350 look-alike and has the same cheap ***plastic casing
> > and smelly imitation-leather handle. There was a review on eham.net,
> > where a guy's RS 12-150 WX radio failed the first day, because his
> > wide/narrow switch shorted out. All of these super-duper DX machines
> > perform the same as most decent AM/FM radios.

> NSA-Rejected - "it is an S350 look-alike"

> Do you even know what the Analog-Tuning Grundig S350
> / S350DL Radio looks like ? -and- The RadioShack 12-150
> High-Performance PLL Tuning AM/FM/WX Radio is "PLL"
> Digial Tuning with Presets.

> now talk about artificial and synthetic replys
> . . . nasa-r - you are truly 'plastic' ~ RHF
> ?.
> ?.
> . .

I had the piece-of-shit S350 and returned it to RS a yeat ago - all of
my other AM/FM radios, including my car radio, get the same stations.
Never again, will I buy Grundig/Tecsun/Eton Chinese-made garbage ! The
WX and S350 have the same cheap, over-sized, mostly-hollow cases !
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by nsarejectnsarej.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 04:16:06



> ? SKU #.... ? = RadioShack Catalog # 12-150

> "High-Performance PLL Tuning AM/FM/WX Radio"

> http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2472950&cp

> hope this helps ~ RHF
> ?.
> ?.
> . .

Trust me - all RS radios are now shit - the last decent on was the
DX-440, from years ago !
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by J. Smith » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:59:47


> Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> receiver.

Almost all radios are chinese junk, this one is no exception.  However,
I own one and it does seem to get stations well.  Late night DX is
excellent with a longwire coupled up to it ...

JS

 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by nsarejectnsarej.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 09:22:09


Quote:> I see where you answered a post from that NSA reject. I had completely
> forgotten about his single-minded rantings. I added him to my blocked
> users list about a month ago, and this newsgroup has become much more
> pleasant.

Suck my*** !
 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by george.. » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:36:09


Quote:> Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> receiver.

I first mentioned the RS portable here & reports were not too good.

I guess if you wanted something that would blow away your 7600GR (and
SRIII) for AM BCB DX you might need to invest $125 in the Kaito
KA-2100. One DXer (in S Afr I think) said it gets AM BCB stations
thousands of miles away with the built-in antenna. Full sized portable
with long ferrite rod & big speaker, PLL synthesizer tunes in 1 kHz
steps, bass & treble controls, narrow selectivity 4.25 kHz.

The FM tunes in 10 kHz steps & is said to not overload on FM with IF
rejection of over 100dB. Has maybe around 20 db adjacent channel
selectivity on FM, so it beats the SRIII & 7600GR there, too. But the
SW has some problems with mixing products, correctable with purchase
of tuned antenna or antenna tuner.

I don't have one, though, as my Eton E1 seems the ultimate & has got
me AM BCB DX from Europe, Africa & Middle East, using it with a loop
antenna. But it is $500 new and about $350 used. 73, George S.,
MN

 
 
 

Radio Shack's Extreme Long Range AM/FM/WX Radio

Post by Sky Captai » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:37:03



> > Has anyone tried this new product?  I saw it tonight selling for
> > $49.95 at a local RS store here in ***ia .  About the same size as
> > the GE SR series, the Extreme Long Range radio features digital LED
> > frequency display and direct entry.  Build quality appears to be
> > excellent.  BTW, my Sony 7600 GR  blows away my SR III as an AM BCB dx
> > receiver.

> I first mentioned the RS portable here & reports were not too good.

> I guess if you wanted something that would blow away your 7600GR (and
> SRIII) for AM BCB DX you might need to invest $125 in the Kaito
> KA-2100. One DXer (in S Afr I think) said it gets AM BCB stations
> thousands of miles away with the built-in antenna. Full sized portable
> with long ferrite rod & big speaker, PLL synthesizer tunes in 1 kHz
> steps, bass & treble controls, narrow selectivity 4.25 kHz.

> The FM tunes in 10 kHz steps & is said to not overload on FM with IF
> rejection of over 100dB. Has maybe around 20 db adjacent channel
> selectivity on FM, so it beats the SRIII & 7600GR there, too. But the
> SW has some problems with mixing products, correctable with purchase
> of tuned antenna or antenna tuner.

> I don't have one, though, as my Eton E1 seems the ultimate & has got
> me AM BCB DX from Europe, Africa & Middle East, using it with a loop
> antenna. But it is $500 new and about $350 used. 73, George S.,
> MN

George,
Thanks for sharing some interesting info about the KA-2100 and E1.  I
understand Eton plans to release the Grundig G1, which is an E1 minus
the XM, later in the year.  No price yet, but it should probably sell
for $400 or so.