I haven't but others have and report it to be far better (just how difficult
is it to design a frappin' radio these days). I just don't think the function
is worth close to $200. I'll use the crappy DeWalt, even though it won't
remember its presets or even what station it's on. As I said, it works OK for
On May 21, 10:41 am, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
If it won't remember the pre-sets then I'd suggest changing the
batteries found under the little cover with the 2 screws inside where
you plug in your cordless tool battery. I'm not near my radio, but I
think you need 2 AA batteries.
The symptoms you describe sound like the problem is with *your* radio,
not the model itself. The only time I lose my presets is when the
"internal" batteries die.
On May 21, 9:18 pm, " email@example.com"
Well, I'm sorry that you're unhappy with your radio.
I have no complaints about mine, nor have I heard any of my friends
who have the same model complain.
Reception is fine, presets hold, clock works. If it ever breaks, I'll
probably get another one.
Obviously, our mileage has varied.
I doubt it. What's the point in a digital AM station? The FM band wastes a
lot of bandwidth so it might me interesting. I don't think AM is going
anywhere (unless the Dems just make it go away, instead of some other
I'd buy a portable if there was something worth buying. I have a CC Radio but
its LCD display died some time back. It's almost impossible to set without
On 5/21/2011 6:40 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
the Grundigs and Sangeans that Rat Shack sells under their house brand
aren't bad, and cheaper than the similar models with the actual brand
names on them. One model or another is on sale most of the time. I've
accumulated enough of them from garage sales and such that I plan to
park one in a hidden location (along with a mini tool kit) at all the
relatives I visit on a recurring basis, just so I don't need to haul so
much crap with me when traveling. Hey, that empty space in the bottom of
the bedside table was just sitting there....
re: "If your friends aren't compliant..."
D*mn. I thought spell checkers were supposed to know what I mean to
re: "my guess is 50"
Bzzzttt...Wrong Answer. Your guess is not within 2 years of my actual
BTW A stuffed bear wasn't an option anyway.
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