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Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver

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ATS-909X

 | Catalog #: 55040745
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$449.99
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Product Summary

Listen to the world.

The Sangean ATS-909X Receiver delivers a world of reception in a very compact and stylish package.

  • Receives long wave, medium wave, shortwave and AM/FM frequencies
  • Includes 5 tuning methods for ease of locating frequencies
  • Set up to 406 presets (27 FM, 18 AM, 9 LW, 351 SW and one priority preset
  • Large LCD screen with bright white LED backlight
  • Tune by direct frequency input, scan, manual tuning, memory recall and rotary tuning
  • Automatically searches for strongest signal station within SW station pages
  • Built-in alarm clock wakes you to buzzer or radio preset
  • Audio and standby control output for recording radio broadcasts
  • Built-in battery charger can recharge NiMH batteries
  • Includes carrying case, ear buds, SW antenna and AC adapter
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What's in the box

  • Sangean ATS-909X Receiver
  • Carrying case
  • Ear buds
  • SW antenna
  • AC adapter
  • User's guide
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Home use (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    disappointment

    By the wander

    from boston ma

    About Me Frequent Traveler

    Pros

    • If One Sticks To Manual M
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Reception
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver:

    the world time was not set-up by time zone, just a list of cities.Why do you need 5 pages for VOA, 3 pages for BBC 2 pages for Korea on the Pre-sort, should be setup for by bands

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does this radio receive single side band

    By Robert

    from Le Claire Iowa

    About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

    Pros

    • Good Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Daily Use
      • Home Use
      • Running
      • Travel

      Comments about Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver:

      I do not believe the advertising does the equipment justice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Very Poor Reception On LW, Fair on AM

      By gccradioscience

      from Virginia Beach, Virginia

      About Me Gearhead, LW Listener, SWL

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good AMFMSW
      • Good Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor LW
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Home Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver:

      The reception on LW needs work. It's just as bad as the other brand radio. I tried to receive a NDB on 198 kHz and it hardly comes in even outside. It does not receive any other weak signal beacons or other utility signals, and even if I took this with me to Europe it would pick up a few long wave broadcast stations. The AM image rejection is poor and the original DX-398. Also get this the AM reception is fair to poor which means the AM band the frequencies from 520 kHz to 600 kHz is poor and 600 kHz to 1710 kHz. This is when I put fresh batteries in the radio. The short wave reception outside is good, but not that good that when you tune to ham radio transmissions they don't come in loud and clear. FM reception is good, but it overloads in my home area outside unless you collapse the telescoping rod antenna. I wish that engineers would improve the reception quality of this radio for this price. It does not have a good loop antenna connection for LW and AM and ok long wire reception on SW.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      i got mine a week ago; mixed feelings!

      By K2LB - wil

      from rochester NY

      About Me Electronic engineer retir, Practical

      Pros

      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception

      Cons

      • Recharger problems
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • SW listening outside

      Comments about Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver:

      The nicad re-charging does not work right;
      It results in a total system lockup, if left on.
      This results in many resets before a sucessful recovery.
      If i leave batteries out, the radio will work beautifully; even the ac power left on or off.
      The manual is sketchy about nicad recharging, but the charging light flashes, like my razor, getting shorter on times as they charge. If you catch it in time to unplug; before the lockup, ok.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (85 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sangean ATS-909X is a Real Winner

      By Chris Compton

      from Lancaster, CA USA

      About Me Radio Broadcast Engineer, Radio Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

      • Needs a carry handle
      • Needs a sync detector

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Sangean ATS-909X Digital Shortwave World Band Receiver:

      I have read all the reviews of the New 909X,and I have to say some are quite misleading. I don't know if the nay sayers have under performing radios,I was told recently by a very high ranking person associated with a major radio company
      that after a new model is relaesed that the mfr will quietly make engineering evaluations and upgrades based on the first field reports, and never make public the changes, so I will assume that the early reports were based on the Beta radios.
      My first impression of the 909X out of the box was that the build quality was very good, with a nice feel in my hands. The first order of business was to read the English portion of the operation manual, then after installing 4 AA alkaline cells and setting the battery charge switch to the correct setting it was time to power up and "walk through" the functions. After I verified the 909X was 100% it was time to put it through it's paces.
      My first interest is AM MW DXing, so I tuned the 909X to 1360,and proceeded to pick up KWDJ operating with only 1000 Watts 100 miles away. At my location I am 2 miles from KOSS 1380 with 1000 watts. Picking up the signal from KWDJ 1360 100 Miles away with a measured field strength of only 400 Microvolts and with a 60 Millivolt signal only 2 channels away is quite a chore for any radio, the 909X with it's DSP IF amp easily seperated the two signals with no problems and no bleed-over.
      Another challenge was on low end of the AM dial. KMJ 580 from Fresno,200 Miles away
      has a measured filed strength at my location of 350 Microvolts and KAVL 610 2 Miles from me operates with 5000 Watts and has a measured Field strength of 100 Millivolts. The 909X easily picked KMJ and much to my surprise also received KTIE at 590 from San Bernardino, 100 miles away operating with 2500 Watts and with a measured signal strength of 400 Microvolts at my location!
      The 909X pulled in signals from AM stations all along the dial with ease.
      On FM the 909X displayed excellent selectivity and sensitivity,example: KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles operates with 110,000 Watts and has a signal at my location of more than 1 Millivolt (60DBU) and KGZO 90.9 Shater,CA is over 100 miles away and has a very weak signal at my location of less than 90 Microvolts!To receive the KGZO signal in full stereo is nealy impossible, however the 909X easily received the signal,full quieted and in solid stereo!
      By the way the 909X through all the tests, AM and FM used ONLY the built in FM rod antenna and built in Ferrite rod antenna
      with no external help whatsoever!
      I was also impressed by the great audio quality from the built in speaker.
      Another item was battery life. The original 909 was a HOG when using batery power,however all the tests I performed used one set of 4-AA Procell Alkaline batteries and after the tests, and listening with a moderate volume,the battery indicator in the LCD display never changed! Quite an improvement over the original!
      On SW the 909X copied many stations with equal sensitivity from the low to high.
      On SW I used my RF2200 as a standard to gauge the signals on SW.
      All the memories and alarms worked as advertised, the RDS was a nice bonus when listening to stations that transmitted information about the content of the programming.
      I am very happy with my 909X. FYI,I purchased this out my own pocket with no ties to any MFR or retailer, and no special prices or incentives to have a favorable review.
      My recommendations are few, a sync detector would be nice,also a carry handle. It would nice to have the direct entry without having to hit the F key,frequency,and than enter.I did notice the keys on the touch pad required "extra" effort.
      All in all looks like a winner for Sangean.
      Chris Compton,
      Broadcast Engineer
      Lancaster, CA
      May 8, 2011

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