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SORRY - AS OF JULY 11, 2013 WE HAVE DISCONTINUED SALES OF THIS PRODUCT
This is a great radio and its list of features will amaze you. For starters, the radio uses a phase-locked loop (PLL) to ensure rock solid frequency stability. The AR1748 has an AM band, FM band (FM stereo via headphone jack), and three short-wave bands that run from 1711kHz right up to 29999kHz. Not only does this provide really good sound and reception for everyday use, it's also a must-have in case of emergency or power outages. The analogue tuning is assisted with a digital display and a tuning step, select fast for scrolling through the frequency or slow for that fine adjustment. This unit is built with high performance IC's and MOSFET's that provide high sensitivity, strong anti-interference, low background noise and distortion. Includes a large back lit LCD displaying the frequency, clock, battery level and signal strength indicator.
Other features include AM RF gain, AM bandwidth switch, internal/external antenna switch, Local/DX antenna switch, IF out, total of 50 presets - 10 presets for each band (AM/FM/SW1/SW2/SW3), alarm function, snooze button, button lock, and the list goes on. Power options are 6 x AA (not included) used with supplied 6 x D size battery adaptors, 6 x D batteries (not included) or the supplied 9V AC power adapter. Supplied with a carry strap.
Note that although this radio provides good AM-band performance for local stations, we do recommend if you are wanting to listen to more distant AM stations that you use an additional external antenna as well. We do not make any guarantees about AM reception.
- AM frequency 520 to 1,710kHz @ 0.15mV sensitivity
- FM frequency 87MHz to 108MHz @ 5uV sensitivity
- SW frequency (AM) 1,711kHz to 29,999kHz @ 30uV sensitivity
- SW Tuning Step 1 KHz (in Slow Tuning Step mode)
- Large frequency display
- Local/DX switch
- 2.5W audio output
- Bass & treble controls - Internal 5" speaker
- RF gain control
- Button lock
- IF output
- External antenna connection
- Telescopic antenna
- Earphone socket
- Mains or battery operated
- Size 310mm(W) x 195mm(H) x 70mm(D)
- Weight 1.65 kg (without batteries)
Some of our customers purchase this radio so that they can listen to their favourite AM radio station that might be some distance away. Although this radio does a great job, it cannot pull in a signal if there is no signal to be had, and increasingly AM signals are being attenuated by environmental and regulatory circumstances. Thus we do not make any guarantees that your AM reception will be significantly better any other radio, although the AR1748 does have provision for attaching an external antenna which will assist reception in fringe areas.
To avoid disappointment, please check the ABC web site linked below - if you select the required location, and then click on the AM radio link that comes up, you will see a location and coverage map for that station: