SWLing Post reader (and my good friend) Mike Kitchen writes of his new Sangean PR-D15:
Having had the Sangean PR-D15 radio for about 10 days, I’m developing a respect for it.
With what I’ve learned in its use, there is a simplicity in operation that many should enjoy.
The big feature for a radio that I really must insist on, is being able to plug this radio into 12V DC with a power supply plug. And this PR-D15 has this capability. I am using a 12 Volt DC, 12 Amp Hour battery as power supply to this radio. Digital displays and their illumination can really eat “AA”, “C” and “D” battery power, and using a 12V Gel Cell, AGM or auto battery allows many, many hours of listening.
Th Sangean PR-D15 uses a 200MM Ferrite bar internal antenna. So far, after about 25 hours of AM DXing alone (not including daily AM use), I’ve learned this radio can really hear!
In a few days, I’ll do some side by side reception tests with the PR-D15 alongside my CCrane CCRadio-SP twin-ferrite analog portable radio. And then, more side by side’s with a CCRadio-2E, the Enhanced version.
Mike, I look forward to your future radio comparison with great interest! The Sangean PR-D15 sounds like a keeper.