Although a cheap radio, you still get less than what you paid for !!!
18 March 2013
Summary: I live in Santiago, Chile , a modern city, but not to be compared in size and complexity with many cities in the USA and, therefore, one in which I would have expected to get reasonable SW reception. I thought a lot and reviewed a number of different models before deciding to buy the Sangean SG 622, based on mostly positive reviews I had read in Amazon.com.
Summary: This little radio does not meet my expectation. Although it performs all right on FM ,it does fairly poor on SW and that's what i wanted to use it for. Of course I realise that's not the top of the line but I was expecting better reception on SW.I should have chosen a better model.
Summary: i've been very pleased with this product. There are times when it doesn't pick up as many stations. It usually does better at night on picking up stations outside US. For the price though, it is very good.
Summary: I bought the Sangean SG-622 as a utility radio. The main reason I bought it was because it was not digital as are all of my other radios. I did not want digital for the short wave bands as I find the digital a pain if you are just scanning. If I find a station, then I can go to one of my digital radios for the exact frequency.
Summary: The Sagean SG-622 is a fantastic little radio, and I really must say 'little'. The photos don't really do justice the small size of the radio; its just so portable and lightweight you can really take it anywhere. It has exceptional reception to all 12 bands, FM and AM (MW to you Americans) and I can quite comfortably pick up creepy numbers stations and the BBC World Service all the way here in Australia.
Summary: Perhaps you want to dip a toe in the waters of shortwave radio listening. In my case, I wanted to give my kids a different perspective of the world around them than that which comes from the cliches and stereotypes presented on TV and in the movies. I'd had a decent Sangean shortwave a number of years ago but was hoping that as technology marches forward, decent functionality might be available in cheaper units. Right off the bat, let's discard AM (medium wave) and FM.
Summary: I bought this radio based on the reviews I read. I must say that those review gave a very accurate description of the performance of this little Sangean SG-622. The speaker sound is excellent, and I am able to get a fairly wide reception of stations on all the bands very clearly. I really enjoy listening to the radio. The only small issue I had was that a strong signal on FM was bleeding over and was making it difficult to pick up a nearby staion which I enjoy.