Just How Terrible Is A NEW Portable Radio? Unveiling the truth you need to know

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  1. We took a radio EVERYWHERE from 1979 -1989 All over Atlanta suburbs Gwinnett SUBURBS Lk Lanier Chattahoochee river and many pools CAMP FIRES as Gwinnett SUBURBS were still RURAL areas. All our Rock and Pop rock stations are GONE. We use to CAMP OUT in parking lot's for CONCERTS in the OMNI and FOX. There was nowhere else but PORTABLE RADIOS were on all over NIGHT and DAY

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  2. I work a lot with industrial grade electronics, I am also the Dad of a recent new adult.

    Old consumer electronics is built a lot like industrial grade electronics.
    New consumer electronics is built a lot like my sons old toys.

    (It was hard to take apart because it was never intended to be repaired!)

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  3. Fran it was a delightful to watch you give a review .
    I like seeing what all was inside .
    Not much really in comparison to the older radio's .
    You would be cool hanging out with you i would enjoy it .
    I love radio's too but really haven't took one apart yet . Lol !
    IT would definitely be a educational subject .
    Thanks i enjoy your video you got a new subscriber my freind .

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  4. I’m 84 and moved past radio long ago. I listen at home (Oakland) using Sonos and in the car via Apple Car Play. Admittedly some of the audio may come from a broadcast source but most is from streaming services like WNYC/WQXR (NYC) New Standards or Apple Music. While driving if I want to check News at the top of the hour I will switch to KCBS radio (SF).

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  5. I am impressed with the old Philip that was made sometime in the late of the 60s. It was so good with the design and the quality of the audio. Now I am 55 and I don't see those any longer!

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  6. They don't have a sliding switch going out because the sliding switches fail to often due to pushing to the tip of the switch and can damage the case if to much force is applied, the solution they have implemented in this device they push the switch close to its case, that way they avoid the damage of the switch in time.
    So, this device is the higher quality Chinese made radios 😁

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  7. Really terrible if you're stupid enough to buy an FM radio, because you're too scared to buy a digital one – even in 2023.

    Only those over 65 make this mistake. Everyone else either buys themselves a digital radio, or uses their mobile and gets a portable Bluetooth speaker such as a Sonos or similar to pair with it.

    Please don't be silly and get an FM only radio in this day and age – you may aswell empty the contents of your wallet/purse over a drain.

    There's nothing scary about digital radios…..if using your smartphone to listen to the radio is a step too far. Or you're too stubborn to buy a smartphone in the first place. Come on it's 2023 not 2003.

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  8. You seem to have experience with variable air-gap tuning capacitors. They invariably get infuriatingly scratchy with age. Can you make a video on how to properly clean an air-gap capacitor without ruining it? I have a first generation GE Superadio and a Pioneer TX-9500 MkII tuner that need saving.

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  9. We are living in the disposable age where products are made cheaper every year and wind up in landfills sooner rather than later. If you have a quality radio made by a major manufacturer, take good care of it or get it refurbished . Don't expect much from Chinese crap .

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  10. I don’t find these little radios 📻 too terrible 😞, even today. They aren’t made like 👍 those from the 1960’s, and 1970’s, but they’re still a good 😊 radio 📻. Some of these radios 📻 have a gear ⚙️ reduction system, as well as a dial cord. I think 🤔 that’s for finer tuning. Ya got the pronunciation of “Retekess” right, in the attempt to pronounce it. No matter how pronounced, I think 🧐 people will understand. Your friend, Jeff.

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  11. What's nice about some of today's portable recievers is how we can listen to SSB sideband amateur ham operators for a very affordable price, as compared to the past. Believe me I share your love for the 1960's and 70s radios and I have several, but although international shortwave stations have understandably moved into the internet age, today's recievers have improved tremendously. What I see here is a very inexpensive Retekis, there are far superior portable AM-MW, FM and SW type recievers available.

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