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    Default Portable AM radio

    I need a good AM radio which I can use at work so it needs to be portable. Anyone know a good radio, I have a lot of noise at work.

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    Amazingly my 16 dollar Radio Shack am works great. Has pretty good reception for the cheap price. But I have heard that C Crane(i think that's how you spell it) makes good am radios but they are like 90 bucks or something like that.

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    Well I didn't say Portable but it can be plug in ac, I hate batteries.

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    Im using a Sony AM/Weather/TV/FM radio belt-clipon radio and it has worked flawlessly. Great reception.
    Do you hear that buzzing noise?

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    Last edited by mhardy6647; 02-21-2009 at 06:34 PM.
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    Very Good recommendations.

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    Gee a little more then I was looking to spend for a radio. But on the other hand stopped by Radio Shack and wasn't impressed, left with nothing. A Red Cross AM / FM / WX radio with dyno power had my interest as it was small, portable, but didn't get an AM channel with store noise, I wouldn't be able to use it at work way too noisy. :(

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    Open that wallet Steve. :D
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    AM in modern business/office buildings is a big challenge.
    a vintage solid state (edit: portable or) "table radio" (e.g., Sony, Panasonic, Zenith, Magnavox, etc.) from an on-line auction emporium (or that "list" thingy) might be the best cost-effective solution. This is one of the few times I wouldn't a priori recommend a vintage tube radio.
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    An older radio maybe the best choice as the radio I heard at work is about 20+ years old. At that this radio needs to be turned just right and be on an outside wall to avoid noise as much as possible.

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    The Sony model I referred to was the Sony SRF-M37V. It isn't that musch money, its portable and gets great AM reception.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...Number=SRFM37V
    Do you hear that buzzing noise?

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    Thanks Monster Jam, but I'm looking for a table model or something with speaker build in.

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    I have a G.E. Superadio that does pretty good with the AM band.

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    Walmart or Bestbuy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Walmart or Bestbuy?
    I think you could just order one from Amazon, under the RCA name brand. If you have an Ace Hardware near buy give them a call, and see if they have it in stock. If you canít find one let me know I should be able to get a new RCA model in box.

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    uh, beat me to it. the ge super radio might work for you. i have a 10 year old version, but it doesn't look like it's changed much. it's heavy and bulky, and the fit, finish and build quality isn't ccrane, or even sony, but the power, sq and reception are all at least a step or two up from any other portables i've used. it also has aux antenna and ground terminals, which might be good for you. if this one doesn't do it for you, the reviews in the link above might give you some ideas for other portables.

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    Scott your Amazon link goes to a RCA radio is that what you wish to link to? It's more or less what I'm looking for :)

    I do think I going to buy it from a local store, so I can return it if needed. I work in the worst building for AM reception possible.

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    yeah. i don't know the history, but that's the latest revision of ge radio i've owned. it even has the ge badge on the bottom left and all the other badging is the same, just mine never had "III" (or anything) after super radio.

    buying local so you can try it is a good call. my experience is alot like the reviewers i read. it's taken more of a beating than i imagined when i first bought it and i still use it in the garage but it's not been been absolutely golden. the only thing i can point to though, beyond the cheap feel of the plastic and switches, is that the tuning knob should be a bit studier given the heft of the radio itself. mine hasn't felt right for years, though it's worked well enough to not have to take it apart to see what's wrong.

    to be honest though, i haven't used portable radios hardly at all since i got http://www.moodio.fm/ working on my phone. that's the bomb if you have internet, unlimited data and an earphone jack or speaker phone.

    good luck.

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