Clever multiband radio beats the big guys

I’m enjoying my new Retekess TR629 radio. This value-priced portable does a good job on MW (AM) and FM bands and a passable one on SW. From near my apartment’s south-facing window in Chicago, it receives many AM stations after dark from the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast U.S.

I especially like that the TR629 records both off-air and plays prerecorded material. The recording feature isn’t even available on major manufacturers’ flagship radios, so its inclusion is a significant plus. The set has a solid feel — especially when working the tuning and volume knobs. There’s a large, easy-to-read digital display, and battery-free operation uses a cord plugged into radio and then AC outlet. No wall wart!

The video here is of me getting a feel for the DSP tuning. I purposely avoid staying on stations long to avoid copyright issues.

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