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9 BAND World Radio By Bell and & Howell


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  • Bell + Howell Short Wave 9 band radio with AM/FM, and bonus TV Channel fits in the palm of your hand
  • Jam packed with functions found in units costing much, much more
  • Light, compact shortwave receiver which is easy to travel with
  • Uses two AA batteries (not included). 5"W x 3"H x 1"D.
  • Unit has a telescopic antenna, wrist strap, band selector, battery slot, AM and FM indicator, power jack, earphone jack, power switch
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Item Weight6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions5.1 x 4.8 x 1.2 inches
  
Additional Information
ASINB000G1WLO6
Best Sellers Rank #51,705 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 ounces
Date First AvailableAugust 7, 2006
  
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  • Brand Name: As Seen On TV
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

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The sound quality is very good for a radio of this size.
Gary Pedoto
If you're looking for your first SW radio, spend a few extra bucks and get something else.
Traditional One
AM and FM reception is good, I have not heard the TV band yet though.
C. L. Groce

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 26, 2007
PROS- Does a lot of bands SW,MW(AM),FM w/TV band

CONS- The reception is awful. I can barely pull in any SW stations, and if I can it's hard to hear and I have to move the radio in the perfect place. FM and AM reception is fair to average. I noticed the tuning of FM is way off from where it says, for example I pick up 104.7 on what looks like 101.5 on the radio.

In conclusion, it does a lot of bands but it's reception is awful and it's hard to tune.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Traditional One on October 21, 2007
This thing does not qualify as a radio in any regard. Well .. OK, it kinda looks like one, but a the photo will work just as well as the actual item. If you're looking for your first SW radio, spend a few extra bucks and get something else. The cheapest radio you can find on Amazon from Kaito (ie the WRX911)or Eton (ie The Mini) will outperform this thing by a mile.
My recommendations for a budget SW radio .. the Kaito KA1101 or KA1102 .. both excellent performers.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Pawlowski on December 8, 2008
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I knew this was a painted plastic radio, but the picture made it look more shiny, metallic, & cool than it really is. It's a very dull paint job in reality.

AM & FM stations bleed through & over throughout every shortwave band, drowning out most of the shortwave signals that should be there.

I did pick up 1 church SW station on the higher bands in the day. I picked up Cuba, some more church, & voice of America in the evening. The hash of a dozen or more local AM & FM stations interfering across every SW band made getting anything else impossible.

It wouldn't even qualify it as a starter SW radio. A beginner would get so fed up
with the radio, they'd give up the hobby.

A 2 transistor regenerative SW radio I made when I was 12 in under an hour picks up more SW stations day & night than this radio.

AM reception is good for an under 10 dollar radio (I paid 8 bucks for it). OK for moderate AM DXing.

The AA batteries last a long time, so it's efficient.

I wasn't expecting any big sound from a small cheap radio, but I have many smaller & cheaper radios that have better sound quality.

FM reception is terrible. Worse than most bargain basement radios.

It does not pick up analog or digital TV channels.

Don't buy it for it's looks, it looks much duller than the picture.

Don't buy it for SW either, because it's almost useless at that. For starter SW, I'd recommend the Grundig mini 300.

Don't buy it for music either. FM reception & the sound quality is bad compared to others in this price range, & even smaller radios.

Recommended for AM talk radio & moderate AM DXing... nothing else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Haltom on December 28, 2009
Ok, sure this radio does not compair to other shortwaves that cost $60 to $200. However, unless you spend hours everyday tuned into SW bands, this thing can not be beat. For some reason, I have difficulty sepending over $20 for radio technology that has been around scence WWII.
I have owned two of these over past years and about to buy a third.
My only cons are:
The plastic case is a bit flimsy and does not tolerate many drops. Also, the tuner knob becomes hard to turn after a few years use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Ebel on January 19, 2011
I have bought one of these before till it got lost and never could be found. The AM reception is good under good conditions. The FM band is mediocre and is only good for local FM stations. The shortwave bands were pretty good for a cheap radio for antenna experimentation such as using an outdoor antenna with a series potentiometer then the radio would be ok. It receives signals most of the time and during the daytime. You just have to be patient with this radio while using it and knowing what you are looking for. It's a great small radio for travel, spending the nights at friends house, and armchair listening. For the price it is, it's better than not having a shortwave radio. It's better than those electronic lab AM/Shortwave radio receivers I use to build and listen to when I was young. It's something to get started in what shortwave is then you can get a better and better shortwave radio. This radio is a good prime example of what shortwave radio sounds like and how it can be improved.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Davis on January 14, 2009
I've bought two radios so far and am looking to buy another one. The batteries last a long time; I play mine all night every night and the batteries last for several months at least.

After a while, a year or two the static becomes fairly bad, that is why I'm replacing this one.

I have carried it all over on trips, cruises etc.
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