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Well, got my new SW/SSB radio in and one thing I noticed,

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    Well, got my new SW/SSB radio in and one thing I noticed,

    is that there is a lot of prepper talk on the short wave of what I can pick up. Everything from government activities, to virus threats and theories of purposeful contamination of society, guns and supplies and political grief. I wish I got better signal indoors but my place is packed with lots of concrete. The little ATS-505 is not bad though and I like it's features. A radio that picks up SW and SSB should be a prep for everyone I think. I'm pretty sure, when shtf though, I'm going to have to climb up on the roof with a rifle for security at the same time, hook up the long antenna to a tree and listen to find out what's going on while doing security watch.









    Other thread,


    Time for a new emergency radio.

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    You may be able to hook up a long wire inside the house and get better reception. If nothing else, a long wire by the window should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inceptor View Post
    You may be able to hook up a long wire inside the house and get better reception. If nothing else, a long wire by the window should help.
    I've got it that way now actually. Using both the telescoping antenna and longer wired one that comes with the radio, strung out around the window and blinds. Signal whether radio or cell phone has always been a problem here though. Built tough, but tough on signals at the same time.

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    Please keep us up to date on this radio.
    For a long time I have wanted to get into world band listening. I used to be on C Crane's catalog mailing list and would dream about their products. They used to carry a variety of Sangean radios.
    The Sangean website led me to a list of dealers which led me to Walmart. I see the model you bought is listed for $143.05. Although I'm a po' boy, I could save up that much I think.
    But this would be a big purchase for me, so that's why I'm really interested in your experiences with this radio.
    I'm assuming it has a headphone jack, that would be an important feature for me.

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    Hey Fuzzee! How about an antenna set up like this?

    Broad-band 1.8 - 30 MHz HF Military wire antennas
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    My grundig g-5 works great with some scavenged 16 gauge copper wire, about 100 feet give or take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meangreen View Post
    Hey Fuzzee! How about an antenna set up like this?

    Broad-band 1.8 - 30 MHz HF Military wire antennas
    Oh I could use one no doubt, but actually having the space to set it up right now is the problem. The little wire antenna will have to do for now and of course all I have is the little Sangean with it's mini plug to plug it into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Please keep us up to date on this radio.
    For a long time I have wanted to get into world band listening. I used to be on C Crane's catalog mailing list and would dream about their products. They used to carry a variety of Sangean radios.
    The Sangean website led me to a list of dealers which led me to Walmart. I see the model you bought is listed for $143.05. Although I'm a po' boy, I could save up that much I think.
    But this would be a big purchase for me, so that's why I'm really interested in your experiences with this radio.
    I'm assuming it has a headphone jack, that would be an important feature for me.

    Thanks
    I got mine for around $80 shipped. You've just got to shop around. I saw them quite a few place for that price though. Amazon currently has them for $101.

    Amazon.com: Sangean ATS-505P FM Stereo/MW/LW/SW PLL Synthesized World Receiver: Electronics


    There's also the ATS-404 for much lower.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000226L0/...SIN=B0000226L0

    http://www.sangean.com/products/prod...?mid=76&cid=10
    Last edited by Fuzzee; 11-08-2013 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI.oldguy View Post
    My grundig g-5 works great with some scavenged 16 gauge copper wire, about 100 feet give or take.


    Did you rig it to go in the regular plug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzee View Post
    I got mine for around $80 shipped. You've just got to shop around. I saw them quite a few place for that price though. Amazon currently has them for $101.

    Amazon.com: Sangean ATS-505P FM Stereo/MW/LW/SW PLL Synthesized World Receiver: Electronics


    There's also the ATS-404 for much lower.

    Amazon.com: Sangean ATS-404 AM/FM Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver: Electronics

    ATS-404 : FM-Stereo / MW / SW<br>PLL Synthesized Receiver
    The 505P is cheaper at Walmart ($107) than the 505, but the 505P has less features.
    Which did you get, the ATS - 505, or the ATS - 505P?
    The link you put on your other thread is for the 505, they both look the same externally from the pictures on the website.
    I'm thinking of going with the better one, the 505.
    I'm not trying to nit pick here, don't get me wrong.
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