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

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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.


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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.

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

There's also the ATS-404 for much lower. Sangean ATS-404 AM/FM Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver: Electronics

ATS-404 : FM-Stereo / MW / SW
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.
the P model is probably a Walmart special.
Thanks for the info.
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