Summary: It's happened that the radio arrived when it was in our aria snow storm. And receiving quality of the product was very bad. I was close to return it. However, after that, several days later, we found rather fair quality of translation. I would rather rate it as 3+. What certainly is not satisfactorily it is extremely overpriced.
Excellent (4.25 stars), simple, starter am/fm/sw SONY radio with 50 memories
Ann E. Revelle, Amazon
7 February 2009
Summary: I needed a relatively small AM/FM/SW easy to use starter radio to be used during travel and have compared several portable receivers including the Kaito KA11, Grundig G6 Aviator, Grundig YB-550PE, Grundig eTraveller VII, Kaito KA1101, Kaito KA1102 and the Eton E100, Redsun RP300 (Crane SWP), etc. I am still not completely done with all my evaluations, but I definitely think that the SONY ICF-SW35 radio is a great, very excellent receiver!
Summary: It is a Sony which should be good right? however, tuning the SW channels is a pain in the butt! if you increase the sensitivity, it stops in each noise and if you reduce it it won't find anywhere at all!! I prefer the hand tuning better...
Summary: This little radio Sony ICF-SW35 Digital Tuning World Band Receiver is an excellent starter or second shortwave receiver. It is also an excellent portable AM/FM radio. Like most Sony radios, its music sound quality is, frankly, just adequate, but for listening to news and talk, which is what most shortwave listeners do, its sound quality is really fine and very clear. The radio has very few features.
Summary: I bought this radio for one of my customers and he was totally satisfied ! He has been telling me about it since. Not only does it sounds great but at home (Trinidad) it is twics as expensive.
Did Short Wave not work or was there Rocket Science involved?
18 December 2006
Summary: Radio recieved in good order. Appeard to be a solid piece of equipment. The FM did not seem to bring in much in my small town with 20+ FM stations. The memory sets were a pain to figure out, so was just setting the clock and such. What I bought it most for was the Shortwave. It did not receive but some weather and one or two other SW signals. The manual completly stinks. It is a shortwave radio and has very little to no info on SW stuff.
Summary: I've had my Sony SW35 for five years and while its reception is better than most analog radios and is not much bigger than a CD jewel case, I can't recommend it. First, its five layers of magazine presets are counterintuitive and require a lot of practice and constant references to the user manual. Second, the speaker is almost useless, a piece of tin that has no business being on a 75-dollar radio.
Summary: Ich höre Radio schon viele Jahre. In den 80 ziger Jahren war ich oft auf Senderjagt und schrieb Empfangsberichte, dafür erhielt ich dann Qsl Karten als Bestätigung des Hörerfolges. Ich bin noch immer Kurzwellenhörerin, aber die große Senderjagd ist nicht mehr so wichtig. Ich möchte hier heute mal über meinen neuen kleinen Weltempfänger berichten. Ein kleines Radio, welches ich auch in den Urlaub mitnehme.
Pros: guter Klang und empfangsstark . . . eingebaute Uhr und Sleeptimer . . . mitgelieferte Tasche