It was a Sony, FM/AM, ICF-S1MK2 which you can see in the lovely photo. An older FM/AM (medium wave) radio from Sony but at £4-50 this was a great purchase. Very simple to use as it has an “On/Off/Volume” dial, a tuning dial, a FM/AM selector switch and that’s it in terms of controls. There is an aerial, a standard earphone socket and a window with a “stick” that as you turn the tuner dial it moves along printed frequencies showing where you are on the frequency spectrum. There’s a red light that comes on when the signal is strong (something that would be handy in Star Wars -“The Force is strong in that one!”) and a wrist loop so you’re less inclined to drop it. NB – If any of that is “technically” wrong, please send corrections to someone who is bothered!
You have nothing more technical to do than to select FM or AM, turn it on, fiddle with the tuning dial until you get the radio frequency you want (maybe move the aerial around until the little red light glows), set the volume and listen. It really does do what it says on the box…although this didn’t come with a box but you know what I mean.
I use it when I’m working in the home office, out in the garden making stuff, having a bath or I just want radio and don’t want to access it through my phone – that’s a phone….
So win/win – I get a cool (hey I was born a long time ago) gadget and the charity gets some cash.
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