ANALOGUE SET : SONY ICF-SW11

The quest for the ultimate pocket radio has begun !
The ideal pocket radio should be at ease in FM (+fm stereo via the earphone plug), MW, be able to receive some stations in SW, shouldn't drain the batteries in no time and welcome additions would be an MP3 player, BT interface, solar panel, possibility to charge the internal batteries via an usb connector.
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ANALOGUE SET : SONY ICF-SW11

Post by admin » 27 Jan 2019 10:51

This is a fantastic AM/FM/LW/SW analogue radio, with very good selecticity & sensitivity.

FM Reception: 9/10. This is a very good performer. Will pick a lot of stations.
RDS Display: n/a
MW Reception: 9/10. Very sensitive
LW Reception: 8/10. Works quite well !
SW Reception: 8/10. Very good selectivity & sensitivity.
Air Band: n/a
HF Amateur bands: Will cover partly some bands, but as it lacks SSB, not very useful.
VHF/UHF Amateur bands: n/a
CB Band: n/a
Rechargeable Battery: Uses standard AA batteries. Cannot be recharged from the radio.
Speaker sound quality: 8/10. Clear, crisp, powerful and pleasant. Better than most analogue radios.
Ease of use: 9/10. Very easy to use, it's an analogue set :)
Preset memories: n/a
MP3 Player: n/a
Bluetooth: n/a
Aux input: No
Solar panel: n/a
Record on SD card: n/a
Extra features: n/a


My last thoughts:

I warmly recommend this radio, for those who :

- Want a simple, easy to use, multiband radio that won't disappoint you. Highly recommended !
- Has FM stereo via the headphones jack
- Batteries last for ages

Things I don't like:

- No real weakness.


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