Summary: I had my first ATS-505P about 10 years ago. Generally used for normal AM/FM reception, but sometimes went into the Amateur bands (I'm an inactive ham, have held a license for 43 years), so sometimes I'd go on the amateur bands just to see what I could pick up.
Summary: Since SW radio is almost dead, at least here in Canada, I use it mostly for local AM and FM....AM reception is crappy and it picks up a lot of noise...FM reception is good, SW reception is crappy but I live in downtown Montreal, surrounded by buildings and sources of noise.
Summary: The Sangean 505 performs very well.A quality instrument. Comes with AC converter,ear buds, a roll up antenna and a very nice soft case.A lot of radio for the money. I have not listened to radio for a long time and am dismayed a the quality.Lots of talk and trash music.I guess that is the way things...
Summary: The ATS-505P radio is great for AM and FM. I bought it through Amazon. However, I tried to get shortwave signals while I was camping at 8000 feet in the California Sierras and did not receive much. It may have not been the radio's fault.