With that said, none of these radios will disappoint you on AM or FM. I did note in my simple home comparison that the Sangean ATS-909X seemed to be the leader on the FM band. Supposedly it is pretty much the same [chassis design] as the existing BCL-3000, but it will be a PLL radio with DSP IC. It should have SSB features, but other details (like SYNC) I’m not aware of at this moment. I’m hoping to hear more about this soon. Front panel all with ENGLISH language. DE1108’s volume has 32 level. Normally you would hear a mono mix of the two channels, but the RP-2100 does not do this. The E1’s whip antenna received considerably more interference making weaker signals unpleasant to listen to. Nor is this radio intuitive–indeed, to learn all but the most obvious functions of the ’7600GR, you’ll need to reference the owner’s manual.
Another model though un-named is expected to be released later in the year. The other radios were able to hear RRI. Sample #3 sounded fine when there was no fading present, but in the fading troughs, there was a pronounced high-pitched noise–most likely a DSP-based noise. Some of my favorite stations for music over the shortwaves are the Voice of Greece, Radio Guinea, Radio Havana Cuba, All India Radio, Radio Romania International, Medi 1 and Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp. The Synchronous AM Detector also have USB and LSB select. It will also have ATS function. DE1108’s memory form with 3 grades system. For those of you not familiar with SSB listening, you should note that W1AW sounds a little “grainy” in all of these recordings; this is simply the audio processor on W1AW’s transceiver which is set to be most audible and punch through the static. The Yahoo PL-880 Group is an excellent resource for info and my full review lists the hidden features for quick access.
The product has been successfully announced during WRC in Geneva, presented at IFA in Berlin, IBC in September and a lot fall exhibitions and presentation in various countries. Its focus is to keep customers informed through a variety of shortwave radios, which receive local and international stations from around the world. Here is a link via a translator or if you can read Japanese you can try here. The FM frequency range: 76MHZ~108MHZ. The AM frequency range: 150KHZ~29999KHZ. The scan step is 100KHZ. The quick tuning step is 100KHZ (digital turn button). The slow tuning step is 25KHZ(digital turn button). It has MW magnetic rod ant control system. These radios may have other strengths making them very worthwhile, but these ratings are for sensitivity and overall performance as stand-alone AM portables. But remember – if noise limits your reception, an excellent radio may do little or no better than a poor radio.