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Sangean Electronics is one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of multi-band, portable and pocket sized entertainment centers. Established in 1974, the name Sangean is recognized throughout the world for its innovative design, unparalleled performance and matchless quality. All Sangean products are high quality, portable and aesthetically appealing with the kind of feel and performance that has made Sangean the fastest growing radio line in the market today. PRODUCT FEATURES: AM/... Read more
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Comments to date: 4. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
jape 10:58pm on Monday, October 11th, 2010 
Excellent Radio, Perfect Introduction to Shortwave The Sangean 505 provided my happy introduction to shortwave. sangean radio I was really satisfied with the radio. It will pick up other cities in my area.
abelhsu 5:32am on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 
Excellent Radio, Perfect Introduction to Shortwave The Sangean 505 provided my happy introduction to shortwave.
Flaviof 2:04pm on Friday, September 17th, 2010 
Everything is great about this product. Use it at night before bedtime. Durable","Good Sound Quality","Great Reception","Lightweight".
EGirod 3:35pm on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 
SSB does not work This radio has fine reception on AM and FM; however, at this price the SSB should work too. It does not.

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By Larry Van Horn, N5FPW MT Assistant/Technical Editor
Kaito KA1102 vs Sangean ATS-505P
Comparing Two Portables Around $100
had a detrimental effect on the received audio. Receiver selectivity was surprising good for this price range. I was particularly pleased with the FM selectivity, which is usually an afterthought in a low-end receiver. But what really surprised me about the 1102 was the inclusion of SSB reception capability, but there is a negative here also (see below). This is a dual conversion receiver. While that is good, we noticed more images when we connected it to an external antenna when compared to the same setup for the Sony 2010. AM reception was good (see negatives below), but FM reception was better on this radio than on the Sony 2010. Shortwave reception was about equal to the other radio, but the Sony was slightly better on the higher shortwave bands. And for those that like tuning around, there was no chugging when tuning the 1102 like you have with the older Sony. The 1102 Negatives As I have said many times, no radio is perfect. And we are talking about a $79.95 portable, so the Kaito has a few skeletons in its closet. Tuning SSB signals is a chore. Since there seemed to be some confusion by at least one reader of my last review, let me try to explain this situation about tuning in SSB signals on the Kaito. Yes, there is an SSB button on the side of the receiver. When you press that button you will be able to decode the SSB transmission for receiving. If you release that button, the receiver will revert back to the AM mode and you will now longer be able to receive the tuned SSB signal. In order to change from the AM mode and put the Kaito into the SSB mode without having to hold the SSB button, you have to go through a convoluted 5-step procedure to keep it in that his month we will continue our First Look at the battle of the low end shortwave portables. In the February 2007 edition of this column, we compared the Kaito KA1102 (Grove RCV02 $79.95) with the Eton S350DL (Grove RCV04 $99.95). After the smoke cleared, the Kaito KA1102 came out on top. So, in this edition of MT First Look we will put the winner of that competition in a head to head with the next challenger the Sangean ATS-505P (Grove RCV07 $109.95). But, before we travel down this new path, lets do a review of the champ from our last competition. mode. And there is no USB/LSB; instead, the radio uses SSB fine tuning control to hone in SSB signals. The learning curve for this radio is much steeper than the 2010 or even the Sangean radio reviewed in this article. What makes this more difficult is the much smaller screen used by this radio. If you are near-sighted, you will not have a pleasurable experience using the Kaito KA1102. AM reception compared to the Sony/Sangean was not as good and was probably the result of a smaller ferrite loop coil inside the radio compared to the other two radios. The external antenna on the Kaito only works on the shortwave/FM bands, so AM broadcast band reception is not as good as the other two radios. I did note a bit of synthesizer noise while tuning around; the Sangean reviewed below has none. This is probably a direct result of the tuning methods used by the two portables. There are few other quirks we noted, but this didnt effect overall reception. Table 1 is a listing of manufacturer specs and key features.
Table 1: Kaito KA1102 Manufacturer Specs/ Key Features Frequency Coverage: Medium Wave 520-1710 kHz with 1/9/10 kHz steps selectable Shortwave 3.00-29.99 MHz with 1/5 kHz steps selectable FM Band 70.0-108.0 MHz with 10/50/100 kHz steps selectable Conversion: MW & SW dual conversion Bandwidths: Wide-Narrow AM/SW, Mono/stereo selectivity for FM Freq/Meter Conversion: SW meter band indicator/conversion Attenuator: Local-DX switch Tuning Options: Digital frequency readout with manual tuning/speed change tuning/auto scan/memory scan/direct tuning and SSB ne tuning control Memory Locations: 190 random presets pages 1-6; band preset pages 7-9; ATS preset page 0, has Auto tune/Auto memory Indicators: LED light signal strength (AM/SW four levels/FM three levels), includes a stereo reception indicator, battery level indicator Clock function: 12/24 hour selectable, Sleeping time direct entry 1-99 minutes Audio Control: Push button Tone select: News/music switch, FM stereo bass (earphones only) Backlighting: Display/keyboard light Antennas: Telescopic antenna for FM and shortwave and built in ferrite bar antenna for AM,


Inside the Box The first thing I noticed when I took the radio out of the box was its size. Dimensions are 5.62 inches (143mm) x 3.46 inches (88 mm) x 1.12 inches (28.5 mm) and it weighs 9.8 oz. (280 grams), excluding the three batteries. This radio can be thrown into a briefcase or purse for travel. Accessories included in the box include a carrying pouch, operating manual (plus a simple operating guide), AC adapter, three Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, stereo earphones, external antenna (SW/FM only), and a wrist strap with stand support. The manual was okay. I have seen better: There was no explanation to the beginner as to what shortwave is, etc. The typeset is a bit small due to the small size of the manual itself, but it is logically laid out. On-the-Air Testing During our testing we used the venerable Sony 2010 as our benchmark receiver. The first noticeable improvement was in FM broadcast band reception. It beat the 2010 hands down when using only the whip antennas. But we did notice some images on the lower frequencies from the high end of the band. Shortwave sensitivity was much better on the 2010. The receiver has good audio, not great, but given the size of the speaker (2.6 inches) it was interesting to hear some reasonable audio from such a small package. There was a noticeable audio improvement when I moved to headphones. But this is not a line-out jack as the instruction manual indicates. The audio levels change using the volume control. I did notice that at times, depending on signal strength, the narrow AM filter
Overall rating: 2-1/4 stars


March 2007
plus external jack. External Jacks: Earphone jack (stereo on FM), antenna jack, both are 3.5 mm diameter jacks Speaker: 2.6 inches (66 mm) in diameter Power Source: Battery 3 AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (recharging time 1-9 hours); external power: DC 6V 300mA; includes an AC-DC adapter MT First Look Rating (0-10 scale) KAITO KA1102 RECEIVER Audio Quality.. 6 Audio Levels.. 6 Back light/Display. 6 Battery Life. 7 Dynamic Range.. 5 Ease of use. 6 Feature Set. 7 Keyboard/Button/Control Layout. 7 Sensitivity.. AM-5, FM-6, SW AM-5, SW SSB-4 Selectivity.. AM-6, FM-6, SW AM-6, SW SSB-4 Overall Construction.. 8 Overall Reception. 7 Overall Manual.. 5


Inside the Box The first thing that becomes obvious is the Sangean ATS-505P is much bigger than the Kaito. The 505P is 8.43 inches wide (214 mm) x 5.04 inches high (128 mm) x 1.5 inches deep (38.5 mm). While the Kaito is smaller, it does have a smaller footprint than the portable we tested last month the Eton S350DL. And the 505P weighs more than the Kaito 1 lbs. 13 ounces (840 grams). Again, this unit is lighter than the S350DL, but heavier than the Kaito. Accessories included in the box included an operating manual, AC adapter, a soft pouch, stereo earbuds, a built-in whip antenna (SW/FM only), and a reel antenna The manual is good, well laid out, and easy to read, and the radio is pretty easy to operate. The audio is good but there are no separate controls for treble and bass like the S350DL. During my test I noted no synthesizer noise. The LCD display is very nice, sharp, and has good contrast when viewed from a various angles. Backlit illumination can be turned on or off. I like the various tuning methods that the 505 is capable of. Not only does the 505 have direct tuning via the keypad (like the Kaito), but it also has a two-speed tuning knob (the Kaito doesnt have a tuning knob), manual tuning using the up/down buttons (the Kaito has that), scan tuning (which is useless in SSB modes and marginal in the AM mode), meter-band carousel selection, memory tuning (45 presets: 18 on two pages for shortwave, nine each on MW, LW, and FM). The Kaito has 190 memories (10 pages of 19 each and page 9 is for SSB use). AM, FM and SW reception is good, with the AM and FM reception a little bit better on the Kaito. You get FM stereo reception with the stereo earbuds, a nice dual zone 12/24 hour clock, alarm with sleep delay, and a neat travel power lock so the radio does not inadvertently come on while it is packed away.

The 505P Negatives There are also negatives with this radio. First and foremost, the SSB filter bandwidth is way too wide. While I cant confirm it for sure, it seems almost as wide as the AM filter. And another major irritant this radio chugs during tuning (the audio is being muted). Using larger steps reduces the chugging, but that is not something I like in my portables. I like turning the tuning knob, but the chugging while doing so is frustrating. I like the big keys on this radio and it makes it easy to see, but they seem slow to react. You cant tap the button and move on: you have to hold it down momentarily. This took some getting used to. There is no handle, no signal strength indicator, and the clock display is not independent of the frequency display. Finally, I was not impressed with the SSB sensitivity. It is pretty close to the Kaito, but like most portables, if you are really interested in prowling the ham bands or the utility frequencies, this radio will be a disappointment. Yes, I heard the louder stuff, but twice during our test, the 20 meter ham band during late afternoon was nearly dead (only one loud signal heard). Table 2 is a listing of manufacturer specs and key features.
Table 2: Sangean ATS-505P Manufacturer Spec/Key Features Frequency Coverage: Long Wave 153-279 kHz Medium Wave 520-1710 kHz Shortwave 1.711-29.999 MHz FM band 87.5-108 MHz Conversion: Double Attenuator: Local-DX switch Bandwidths: All modes xed at one bandwidth for each mode. Tuning Options: See text above Memory Locations: 45 presets: 18 on shortwavetwo pages, nine each on MW, LW, and FM) Indicators: None-level battery reserve indicator, no signal strength indicator Clock function: Digital clock with selectable 12/24 hour format, wake-up timer (use as radio-play alarm clock) and sleep timer. Audio Control: Rotary volume control Tone Select: A music/news switch Antennas: Telescopic antenna for FM and shortwave and built in ferrite bar antenna for AM/ LW, plus external jack shortwave only. External: Jacks 3.5 mm earphone socket (stereo), external antenna, and power plug. Power Source: 6 volts (center pin negative), 4 AA batteries (not included) or AC Adapter (included) Note: Published specs subject to change
turers have come a long way in the last decade in improving the under $100 portable radios, and that is quite evident when we tested both these radios. I can see some distinct markets for both these radios. The Kaito will have a wide appeal to the traveler. You get a lot of bang for the buck using this radio, including SSB reception. I was particularly pleased with the FM reception on the 1102. I like the tuning flexibility of the Sangean, and its mode selection is definitely easier than the Kaitos. Overall, its audio was better, but that is a function of speaker and case size. But who won, you ask? I have called this a draw. It really depends on what you want to use the radio for, what you are used to in your radios, and where you will use the radio. Bottom line, both radios offer a lot of listening for the buck, especially in the shortwave broadcast bands.

MT First Look Rating (0-10 scale) SANGEAN ATS-505P RECEIVER Audio Quality. 7 Audio Levels.. 7 Back light/Display.. 7 Battery Life.. 7 Dynamic Range.. 5 Ease of use.. 7 Feature Set.. 7 Keyboard/Button/Control Layout. 7 Sensitivity.. AM-5, FM-6, SW AM-5, SW SSB-3 Selectivity.. AM-6, FM-6, SW AM-6, SW SSB-3 Overall Construction.. 8 Overall Reception.. 7 Overall Manual.. 6

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Mailbag Miscellany: (Allentown, PA; BWI, Sullivan Co, TN; Galveston, TX); BC780XLT, RS PRO-92. BC 245XLT Who's on Where?
SERVICE SEARCH JAN Public Safety pool FEB Public Safety Pool - II MAR Bus: Railroad Alloc APR Petroleum and Power Alloc MAY VHF-low bandplans from Europe (Italy, France); UK cordless phones JUN Fast Food Frequency Pairs JUL Amateur Satellite Bandplans AUG National Civilian Aeronautical Band Assignments SEP New Zealand VHF Band Plans; US Low Band alloc OCT The California Highway Patrol NOV Channel Plan for 220-222 MHz Private Mobile Radio Services DEC Highway Maintenance SHORTWAVE EQUIPMENT JAN Kaito KA-007 Free-power Radio FEB Receiver News: Watkins-Johnson, Baygen, NASA HF-5E, RN Receiver Shopping List MAR MFJ-784B Tunable DSP Filter APR Wellbrook ALA 1530 Loop MAY Sangean ATS 505 JUN Palstar R30 - Back to the Future? JUL Ten-Tec RX-340 AUG What do those specs really mean? SEP Synchronous Detection - What is it? OCT What is receiver sensitivity? NOV What is dynamic range? DEC What is receiver selectivity? TRACKING THE TRUNKS JAN Trunking Theory 101 FEB A Trunked System Demo MAR Tracking Motorola Systems (O'Hare; Disneylnd; Arlington, TX) APR Ericsson's EDACS Trunking (Ocean City, MD; Brevard Co, FL; Illinois SP; DFW Airport, TX) MAY Logic Trunked Systems (Chicago, IL; Bloomington, IN; Evansvile, IN; Marshfield, MA; Rochester, NY; Milwaukee, WI) JUN The Case for APCO Project 25 (MI state, FL HP, CT state, Mesa AZ, Fairfax Co VA, Baltimore MD) JUL Readers Track the Trunks (Evansville, IN; Albuquerque, NM; Rochester update; Disneyland Update; Austin, TX) AUG Figuring Out Fleet Maps SEP Can These Trunked Systems Deliver? OCT Multiple Transmitter Site Solutions
UTILITY WORLD JAN Solar Peak, the High End is Back FEB SW Utility: An Alphabet Soup? More Panama changes; Cuban Spook Sked MAR ALE: The Future Arrives APR Black Fax from the Sky; More Panama MAY More Weather Changes Air Force, Russia, South Africa, Greece, USCG; More French RTTY strangeness JUN US Air Force Air/Ground Net Takes Shape (SCOPE Command ALE system) JUL The Sun Sets on Portishead Radio; new version PC- ALE AUG Hear the Hurricane Hunters SEP KPH Rises from the Dead; RTTY broadcasting?; Will MARS adopt PSK31? OCT To Catch a Spy; Tracking XPH NOV US Military Expanding HF Services, USAF Weather net; Power Control IDed DEC The Guide to MUF Surfing VIEW FROM ABOVE JAN Seasonal changes: FengYun-2 fixed; software updates WXSAT, WXTRACK; OSEI team monitor volcano FEB What's New in 2000? WXSATs preferred orbits; winter images from NOAA; GOES-89 and -10; Internet site update MAR View from the Top of the Century: Non-APT WXsats, GOES captures the moon, DMSP launch check-out moves to NOAA; APT images of Alaska APR Geoff Perry, an appreciation; Operational WXSATS; software updates; Internet site recommendation; new GOES system hardware; (Mayflower steps) MAY Spring weather, space weather; Operational Wxsats; Sich-1; monitoring solar interference; EXPLORES program; Contrails image; GOES-L launch; archival pics JUN WXsats Turn 40; Fengyun-2A ceases ops; GOES-L ops; GOES wefax transmissions JUL The Launch of GOES-L; Volcano eruption prediction from GOES; Fire monitoring; Operational WXsats, NOAA-12 and 15; OkeanO Resurrection? AUG Surface Events Captured on Satellite; Operational WXsats; Meteor 3-5 early and late; GOES11 working fine; May Shuttle

launch captured; Los Alamos fire from Terra sat High Resolution Satellite Imagery; New Fengyun wxsat; NOAA-L launch; Op Wxsats; Internet site update WXSATs: A World of Change; NOAA-L Launch; Fengyun-1B; NOA-9 whispers; NOAA WXSATs, a glimpse of the future Readers Get the Picture: pics from readers; glimpse of the future part 2 Performance Anxiety (NOAALearly orbit stages; NOAA-126 infrared; Replacing NOAA-14; Op Wxsats; Geostationary scene
WASHINGTON WHISPERS JAN GB's RA proposes spectrum fees; FCC restructuring; FCC allows GPS in cellphones; cellphone buster illegal in US FEB FCC to Reallocate 200 MHz of Prime Spectrum MAR Ham Radio License Structure Simplified APR FCC Creates Low Power FM Service MAY Radio freqs to become a commodity; guard band managers; software defined radio JUN Anti-Eavesdropping Legislation JUL The FCC Rulemaking Process AUG FCC Proposes new ultra-wideband technology SEP Low Power FM Update OCT One-Stop Shopping at Firstgov; Wm Flippo arrest; Vladimir PetitFere arrest; Leslie Brewer fine; CB enforcements; unsolicited junk fax enforcement; FCC budget cut by Congress; FCC puts RF emission safety guide online NOV FCC Crates MURS Service; Other New CB Services DEC Gov Monitoring Raises Privacy Questions WHAT'S NEW Books AIB Global BCing Guide Feb Amateur Radio - First 100 Years Feb ARRL RFI Book Mar Basic Technology for the Amateur Radio Enthusiast (book & video) May Calypso at Midnight CD Jan Earth Rising Apr Forrest Mims Circuit Scrapbook Jun German Numbers Woman Dec Gordon West license manuals May Govt Radio Systems Dec Guide to VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Jun IRCA Foreign Log Feb IRCA books Aug AM Slogans List, IRCA Foreign Log, DXers Technical Guide Klingenfuss annual references 2000 J an Klingenfuss SW Freq Guide 2000 Jul
Klingenfuss Guide to Ute Stns Loop Antenna Handbook M Street Radio Directory 2000 Max Research antenna books Monitoring the Military (online) NRC AM Radio Log NRC Station Map NRC: Loop Ant Design & Theory Police Call 2000 Police Call: So Calif Police Call 2001 Radio in My Life ODXA booklet RDI White Paper, Satellit 800 Short Wave Guide (EDXP) Space Architecture; Frassanito Speaking of Science Southwest FreqDirectory The Logic of Microspace TV Station Guide The Voice of the Crystal WRTH 2000
Jul Apr Apr Apr Jul Dec Dec Apr Apr Apr Oct Jan Sep Jul Jul Jun Sep Aug Apr Jun Mar

AR8200 Mark II upgrade Oct Cellular Phone Alert Pen Nov Clear Speech Base Sep Cutting Edge TransPorter Jan Cutting Edge Radio Badge Apr Cutting Edge Radio Glove for VX-5 Jun Cybiko portable intertainment Sep Fire GPS System Nov GeoClock Mar Hammacher Schlemmer map Mar Hamtronics kits Jun Icom IC-718 HF tx Aug LF Engineering Skymatch,etc, cat Sep Mercedes Benz StarTAK cellphone M ay MFJ 24-hr clocks Jan MFJ HT Duck Antennas Jan MFJ SWR Meter 269 Oct Midland SpeakEasy FRS Oct Miland SpeakEasy 75-517 FRS Nov Midland Weather Alert radio Oct MorseExpress Millennium Key Nov OHR QRP Kit Dec Optoelectronics Multicounter Aug Radio Shack Optimus Multiband Jun Ramsey antenna kits Apr Ramsey SW receiver kit May Receivers and rumors of receivers Aug RF Enterprises Pilot Light flashlight Feb SafeTShield (caveat emptor) Nov Samsung Star Trek wrist phone Jan Sangean ATS-505 Apr Small Wonder Labs PSK-20 Tx Kit Jul Smart Link Reaction Tuner Aug Sonicbox Feb SRS Labs WOW Thing Feb Super Select-A-Tenna Jun Ten-Tec RX-340 May Uniden BC780XLT TrunkTracker Feb Uniden BC780XLT anticipation Mar WinRadio 1550e Jan WinRadio WR-3500, WR-3700 Oct Yaesu VR-5000 Dec REVIEWS: AOR Antenna Line Nov CCRadio vs. GE Superadio Mar Diamond vs Condor scanner ant Sep Grove FTR-100 Notch Filter Oct Grundig 500 sneak preview May Hamtronics Aviation Rx Module Aug Icom W32A TXer as a scanner Feb Protek 3201 RF Field Analyzer Dec Ramsey FM-100 Stereo transmitter Apr Ramsey Mobile RDF System Jul Stridsberg FLT201A Notch Filter Jan Stridsberg MCA204 Multicoupler Jan Super Select-A-Tenna Jul Timestep feed and converter for GOES reception (from Swagur) May Wellbrook Antenna Splitter AS1030 Sep
Business news, Software Antique Electronic Supply cat Jan Antique Electronic Supply cat Apr May BandTrol & SofTrol for BC895XLT May Business news MAR Computer Aided Tech old-time radio broadcast CDs Sep DigiPan Freeware for PSK31 Jul Ericsson selling priv radio sys; WR1550 dynamic range; new name, website for Watkins-Johnson; Grundig 800 news Eat Anglia catalog Feb HAMCALC v 43 Jun Hamcall CD-ROM (Buckmaster) Sep Inside WSM/ First 75 Years Feb Iridium collectibles? Jul FTV decoding software Mar Kenwood HQ moves to Atlantas Oct KLM antennas out of business Jan Magellan/Hertz NeverLost system Jan Mr Scanner FCC CD-ROM Sep News and rumors Dec Nitelogger discontinued Nov Palstar 30 Filter Specs Aug Pasternack coax catalog Nov Patent Wizard Nov Police Call #4 recall Jan Police Call 2000 CD-ROM Mar Police Call 2001 on CD Oct + Jotter Jan Quebec database, Thibodeaux Sep Radio-Active Shoc database Dec Radio HF closes storefront Aug Satellite-delivered radio (XM,CDR) Jan Scancat Gold ver 7.5.8 Scanner Recorder Sep Scannerstuff Scanner Prog System Feb Scott Craig solar data plot prog May Skyvision catalog Apr Websites of note Oct WinMorse Aug WR1550 features Apr Equipment Aiwa Dynamo FR-C151 Alinco DM-330MV power supply Alinco DJ-V5TDC clear HT Alinco DJ-X2T Alpha Delta Coax Switch


Technical specifications

Full description

Sangean Electronics is one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of multi-band, portable and pocket sized entertainment centers. Established in 1974, the name Sangean is recognized throughout the world for its innovative design, unparalleled performance and matchless quality. All Sangean products are high quality, portable and aesthetically appealing with the kind of feel and performance that has made Sangean the fastest growing radio line in the market today. PRODUCT FEATURES: AM/FM Stereo/SW; Continuous tuning all bands; Single side band reception with fine-tuning; Auto-preset system; Auto memory scan; Human wake system; Illuminated display; Dual time 12/24 hour; Auto/Manual search; Lockswitch; Local/DX switch; Adjustable sleep timer; 45 memory presets; Includes carrying case, stereo earbuds, AC adapter & ANT-60 SW reel antenna.

Product TypePortable radio
Width8.5 in
Depth1.5 in
Height5 in
Weight29.6 oz
Audio System
Tone ControlYes
Built-in ClockDigital clock
TimerSleep, wake
Alarm Wake-up ModesRadio, buzzer
Additional FeaturesHold button
Built-in Display
Built-in DisplayLCD
Display IlluminationYes
Speaker System
Speaker(s)1 x speaker - built-in - 300 mW
TypeRadio tuner - digital - AM/FM , SW
Tuning DisplayLCD display
Preset Station Qty45 preset stations
Station Memo DisplayYes
Auto Preset MemoryYes
Antenna Form FactorBuilt-in AM / telescopic FM
Additional FeaturesWorldwide tuning (9kHz/10kHz step selection), FM stereo/mono switch, DX/LO switch
Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Sound Output ModeStereo
Connector Type1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) 1 x DC power input 1 x antenna
Included AccessoriesCarrying case, antenna
Power DevicePower adapter - external
Battery4 x battery - AA type
Included Qty4
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandSangean Electronics
Part NumberATS-505P
GTIN04711317990026, 00711317990020, 00729288015055



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