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This is an old-school "Only Hear Out Of One Ear" radio. You have been warned.
on October 2, 2015
UPDATE: The first few times I used this radio, I somehow managed to get signal into both ears. I don't know how I did it, but I had both ears going just fine. Perhaps I just happened to be using "dual mono" earphones, since I did switch brands and return my old ones at some point since this purchase.
After that, I suddenly was unable to get the signal to both ears. After doing some research, I discovered that this radio isn't actually designed for stereo headphones! If you try to use stereo headphones (aka the normal ones that everybody has), you will only hear out of one ear.
If you are 60+ years old, and feel some sort of nostalgia for "one ear" earphones, then you will probably laugh at me for being so naive. For the rest of us, you have been warned.
I have since switched to an Eton Mini Compact, and haven't looked back.
[Used to use] this as part of a "ghetto" in-ear monitor system (look for it on Instructables).
So far, it's doing its job just fine. It actually picks up lower frequencies than claimed in the product specs; I turned the dial all the way to the left, and this radio picked up my FM transmitter broadcasting at 87.1 MHz.
I haven't had any need to move the antenna upright or extend it. It picks up my transmitter just fine without doing anything extra to the antenna.
So far, I'm happy with the purchase.