Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Brian Miller
 

Has anyone here had any experience with this radio?

Looks like it is only available in the UK or to have it shipped from there.  It has about a 4.5 average user rating on amazon.co.uk. (72 reviews). The dimensions are 50x95x20 (mm) so I think it would definitely qualify as a ULR.

Looks to have the ability to be set to 9 or 10 kHz steps.

Check it out here : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Sports-2-Band-Synthesised-Personal/dp/tech-data/B000VIA6LE/ref=de_a_smtd 


Kevin Schanilec
 

That's the Sangean DT-120W in disguise - not a great performer on MW as I recall: anyone else remember or have one?

Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Jerry" <brianalexmiller@...> wrote:

Has anyone here had any experience with this radio?

Looks like it is only available in the UK or to have it shipped from
there. It has about a 4.5 average user rating on amazon.co.uk. (72
reviews). The dimensions are 50x95x20 (mm) so I think it would
definitely qualify as a ULR.

Looks to have the ability to be set to 9 or 10 kHz steps.

Check it out here :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Sports-2-Band-Synthesised-Personal/dp/te\;
ch-data/B000VIA6LE/ref=de_a_smtd
<http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Sports-2-Band-Synthesised-Personal/dp/t\;
ech-data/B000VIA6LE/ref=de_a_smtd>


Brian
 

Jerry,
         A nice looking radio and unlike most other ultralights one that is available
to UK residents.
The features / size almost match my Aiwa CR-D3 model of the 1990's,
cost £40 ( $65 ) then.
                                                  72, Brian, G0NSL.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:40 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Peter 1956
 

The Eton G8 aka Tecsun PL-300wt (£50) and Sony SRF-59 (£20)are both still available (I have both) via well-known UK retailers Maplin and Comet respectively.

Peter, Blackpool UK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...> wrote:

Jerry,
A nice looking radio and unlike most other ultralights one that is available
to UK residents.
The features / size almost match my Aiwa CR-D3 model of the 1990's,
cost £40 ( $65 ) then.
72, Brian, G0NSL.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:40 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Brian
 

Peter,
        Are you saying that Maplin and Comet both sell Tecsun ????
That would surprise me from my search results.
                                              72, Brian.

----- Original Message -----
From: pe1etr
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:25 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

 

The Eton G8 aka Tecsun PL-300wt (£50) and Sony SRF-59 (£20)are both still available (I have both) via well-known UK retailers Maplin and Comet respectively.

Peter, Blackpool UK


bty49514 <michael.setaazul@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...> wrote:

. . . Are you saying that Maplin and Comet both sell Tecsun ????
That would surprise me from my search results.
72, Brian.
----------------------------------------------------

I got my Etón G8 from a Maplin store.

Michael


Brian
 

Michael,
            It was the Tecsun bit that surprised me most.
All the models I have seen mentioned in use are US based.
I have been told  Sangean are alleged the same as Roberts 
( though Roberts deny this fact ).
                                         Brian.

----- Original Message -----
From: bty49514
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:07 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

 


 


Peter 1956
 

Brian,
No, I never said that! I said Maplin sell the Eton G8, which is actually a Tecsun PL-300wt, and Comet sell the Sony SRF-59. Clear now? :-)

Peter

--- In ultralightdx@..., "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...> wrote:

Peter,
Are you saying that Maplin and Comet both sell Tecsun ????
That would surprise me from my search results.
72, Brian.
----- Original Message -----
From: pe1etr
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:25 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio



The Eton G8 aka Tecsun PL-300wt (£50) and Sony SRF-59 (£20)are both still available (I have both) via well-known UK retailers Maplin and Comet respectively.

Peter, Blackpool UK


Peter 1956
 

Roberts are an old, established British Radio manufacturer. These days they don't manufacturer their own radios, they sell re-badged Sangean Radios. Roberts and Sangean are not the same company.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...> wrote:

Michael,
It was the Tecsun bit that surprised me most.
All the models I have seen mentioned in use are US based.
I have been told Sangean are alleged the same as Roberts
( though Roberts deny this fact ).
Brian.
----- Original Message -----
From: bty49514
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:07 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Brian
 

Peter,                
         I obviously somehow misinterpreted your comments regarding the Tecsun.
When I was trying to buy a Sangean DT-400W and contacted Roberts about their
equivalent model, they said they had never heard of Sangean thus could not offer
a comparison !!!!!
All a bit odd hi!
                                                 72, Brian.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: pe1etr
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 11:41 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

This would be ideal fodder to leak to wicked leaks...

Michael

----- Original Message -----------------------------------------

From: "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...>

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


. . . . When I was trying to buy a Sangean DT-400W and contacted Roberts about their
equivalent model, they said they had never heard of Sangean thus could not offer
a comparison !!!!!
All a bit odd hi!
72, Brian.


Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Brian:

It looks like the Sangean DT-250 is the Euro version of the DT400W:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SANGEAN-SG0033-Sangean-DT-250-pocket/dp/B001F4ZWKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292862462&sr=1-1

It's silver rather than yellow, has no weather band, and presumably has full 520-1710 coverage when switched to 10 khz spacing.

Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@...> wrote:

Peter,
I obviously somehow misinterpreted your comments regarding the Tecsun.
When I was trying to buy a Sangean DT-400W and contacted Roberts about their
equivalent model, they said they had never heard of Sangean thus could not offer
a comparison !!!!!
All a bit odd hi!
72, Brian.

----- Original Message -----
From: pe1etr
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 11:41 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Brian
 

Kevin,
         Thank you for the comments and comparison.
It was an emotive subject for me trying to get a DT-400W after joining the ultralightdx group
none of the companies I contacted in the US wanted to sell me one.
Their answers ranged from too expensive to ship to it will not work in the UK !!!!!
One Canadian company offered me one at $59 plus $79 shipping hi!
Eventually via the kindness of a group member I had one brought over by hand from the US.
Along the way Sangean HQ told me sadly they were not allowed to sell in Europe.
The whole business seemed an odd sales strategy, any way I got one in the end.
                                                     Regards,
                                                        72, Brian.

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Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 4:33 PM
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