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Which radio to buy?

Raga Kittu
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Hi,
Hey I travel long distance to work and am fedup of hearing the FM channels on my radio.I am looking forward to hearing some American channels, as I think this may also increase my vocabularly.Any idea what I should ask my shopkeeper for so that my radio can get these channels too along with the AM/FM stuff.
Regards,
Kirti
Prabu Swami
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Al Newman
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Some kind of short-wave radio might make sense. I'd google for information rather than rely on this forum.


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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by kirti ragannagari:
Hi,
Hey I travel long distance to work and am fedup of hearing the FM channels on my radio.I am looking forward to hearing some American channels, as I think this may also increase my vocabularly.Any idea what I should ask my shopkeeper for so that my radio can get these channels too along with the AM/FM stuff.
Regards,
Kirti

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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

What country are you in?

Good question


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Anonymous
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She is in India.
Thomas Paul
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So you are looking for a car radio that can pick up US radio stations from India?
Raga Kittu
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Hi,
I am in Mumbai, India.And I basically commute by the local train and/or bus. And yes, I can google, but what should I google to get the exact info.
Thanks,
Kirti
SJ Adnams
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I've had this for over 10years, still going strong..
Raga Kittu
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Oh! That looks good. Can I get to hear the american channels with this. And can I attach my headphones to this and hear so that I can use it while commuting by public transport.And finally can u please tell me what model is it and where can I get it. Also let me know its price.
Thanks,
Kirti
[ December 02, 2003: Message edited by: kirti ragannagari ]
SJ Adnams
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the exact model is like I say over 10years old. it's an sony sw-icf7600 but they still make something that looks fairly similar.
has an alarm clock too, which i use every day. yup there is a headphone socket also
Ashok Mash
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You might wanna try connecting your new radio�s antena to your anti-lightening circuits earth lead (that big copper (?) wire that goes connected to a long metal pipe deep into the groud � well, thats the shortest distance to America!
Well, I don't know if you would get any American channels in India, but there's a more than decent service from BBC, which is quite good, informative and would help with some excellent �propah� British English. (and accurate and impartial version of news as well )
HTH!


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Ashok Mash
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Or when you are at work, try CNET Tech Radio on net.
Raga Kittu
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Hi,
Can u just tell me how I can connect to the BBC channels which you have suggested.The radio I have now has FM and AM.Will this do if yes which one and for what frequency.
Thanks,
Kirti
R K Singh
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Originally posted by kirti ragannagari:
Hi,
Thanks,
Kirti

buy 3 band radio.
Raga Kittu
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Which company is the best for this radio and any idea about the cost.Do most of the electronics shops sell these radios in India
R K Singh
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You are typical urban youth
From Bush to Philips to Murphy all make 3 band radios.
Raga Kittu
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What exactly do u mean by that, I searched a few online selling sites but couldn't find any 3 band radios..........
Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by kirti ragannagari:
..how I can connect to the BBC channels which you have suggested...

I think its BBC WorldService is in ShortWave. Details are here.
HTH!
[ December 05, 2003: Message edited by: Ashok Mash ]
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Raga Kittu:
What exactly do u mean by that, I searched a few online selling sites but couldn't find any 3 band radios..........

need more experence on googling
AW I found one
link.
Better would have been to go to Radio shop.
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Nanhesru Ningyake
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Hi Kittu,
Buy this Philips Radio - I got this in India - and use it to listen to Shortwave radio in the US. It never needs a battery - so it's pretty cool!
(Shortwave bands never made it to commercial radios in homes and cars here in the US - I wonder why :roll: )
[ December 06, 2003: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]

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Raga Kittu
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Hi,
Thanks for all the info, it was real useful for me.
Thanks,
Kittu
 
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