TecsunRadio.com has posted the new Degen DE1129 shortwave radio on their website. Though they have not yet posted pricing, it appears pre-orders are being taken.
The DE1129 looks like a decedent of the Degen DE1128 that has not exactly been a market success in North America. The DE1128 lacks medium wave (AM) 10kHz steps (spacing) that allows it to be useful in the North America AM broadcast market. It also lacks English as a selectible language on the display. (The Grundig G2 Reporter, however, does have the features and is, in essence, the North American version of the DE1128).
The published features/specs of the new DE1129 do not reveal if AM spacing or English language will be an issue in the DE1129. I will try to contact the manufacturer. Until then, I would keep this in mind if pre-ordering. UPDATE: The DE1129 does have 10kHz spacing.
UPDATE: Vimal points out pricing is $102 US/each with shipping.
Thanks for the tip from the excellent Herculodge blog!
Features (per retailer)
- FM :87.0-108 .0 MHz
- campus radio:64.0-108.0MHz
- MW (medium wave) :522-1710KHz
- SW (shortwave) :2.30-23 .00 MHz
- Stored radio frequency of 248
- Radio signal strength indicator
- High-frequency stereo
- Five tuning methods: (encoder knob / manual / automatic / memory / ATS)
- Large-size LED backlit dot-matrix screen, full support of the Chinese display
- Playback: MP3 and WMA decoding
- Multiple repeat mode
- A variety of sound modes
- Variable speed playback
- A-B repeat
- Recording function: MIC recording, recording radio
- MP3/WAV sound recording format selection
- Can be used as the active speaker
- E-book features: TXT document reading
- Intelligent timer switch
- Alarm clock function
- Sleep timer (05-90 minutes)
- Support software upgrades
- Support for multiple languages
- Built-in memory, support for the MICRO SD card playback
- Key Lock Switch
- The electronic volume control (31)
- Built-in top super bass vibration film and wideband audio speaker
- MINI-USB interface, USB2.0 high-speed transmission
- The intelligent charging can be connected to the computer charge
- Battery level indicator, low battery automatically shut down
- Removable battery, replace the batteries more convenient
- Machine size: 130 * 78 * 30MM
- Weight (with lithium battery): about 145G
- Supplied accessories: USB cable, lithium battery, and Operations Guide