FollowupID: 767489 Submitted:
Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 13:47
Bob Y. - Qld posted:
As much as I like Sony gear, I'd give it a miss, and go for the Digitor. Jaycar also has one with AM, FM & SW, World Band radio Cat No: AR-1748.
A couple of years ago, there were some members here, that were buying a cheap radio from China, or Hong Kong. Only about $99, and excellent performance. You might want to check archives.
Don't know about WA, but down through the NT there's little AM stuff, unless you are near the towns. Even at night on the Barkly H'way, there was little to choose from, and the iPod usually won out.
But it's all to do with the aerial. Unless you run out a long wire, you won't do much good. I went to an outstation
once, and this bloke had this little Phillips AM/FM radio, probably worth $50. It was pulling in the local commercial station(300+ km away), like the transmitter was just over the hill
. Turned out there was 100M long wire aerial running up onto top of a pinnacle behind the cottage.
Portables made out of a car radio is the best, but they tend to be a bit bulky, and heavy, if you fit a battery to the unit.