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. Fortunately I find the Sangean ATS 505P to be well-built and perfect for my needs. This compact radio packs a lot of great features in a compact package.
Summary: When it comes to radios I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I find the Sangean ATS 505P to be perfect for my needs. This compact radio packs a lot of great feautures in a compact package. I suggest you familiarize yourself with all of its features by looking at the owner's guide or perhaps view a video review online, because once you are familiar with all of the controls, this radio will amaze you. The sensitivity of the tuner is truly amazing. AM & FM reception is great!
Summary: The radio works very well. It can be operated on battery or powered by plugging it in to an electrical outlet. The instructions recommend plugging in the radio and only using the batteries when an outlet is not available. I ordered the radio for an area without an outlet and wrote to the company asking what the problem was with battery operation only. I have not received a relply.
Summary: I spent a lot of time online looking at this and other radios, and chose the Sangean ATS-505P for my Christmas gift from my wife (we're practical that way - she picked out her gift from me as well). I love to listen to talk radio and ball games on the car FM, and I wanted a good radio for listening at home. The FM doesn't disappoint. I also wanted to try shortwave for the first time, but I haven't had much time to do much listening.
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. The only thing I can get here on SW are some stations fro China and Radio Havana Cuba.
Summary: I can't believe most of the people on this board are slamming this receiver. It's utterly great! As far as the AM (medium wave) section it is very sensitive and selective. Let me prove my point. Once I found myself right in front of an AM broadcast station running 1000 watts. I tuned into a station some 60 miles away on 1440. The station 60 miles away came in with no interference from the one on 1420 (despite the fact I was right in front of the transmitting tower).