Best overall value for a shortwave radio with SSB.
19 December 2014
Summary: I have the Radio Shack version (same exact radio) and I prefer it over the Radio Shack version (same radio) of the ATS-909. Sound was much better, selectivity almost if not as good as the 909, much easier to operate. I ended up selling my RS version of the 909 and kept the 505.
Summary: I wanted a radio that would pick up a lot of stations and wouldn't lose the signal. This radio is doing it. Found a station I like and no matter where I put the radio, I can always get the same station. Very well worth the price.
Summary: Nowadays, it is very difficult to find a well-built compact multiband radio, and when it comes to radios I'm a bit of a perfectionist. Some multiband radios on the market these days lack any quality and are completely unacceptable.