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Buzz Aldrin Edition Radio

Reviewing: Grundig(Eton) Buzz Aldrin Edition Am/Fm/Ac/Sw  |  Rating:
By joey on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 12 | Audio & Visual Expertise:

I just happened to be in Radio Shack and a small radio caught my eye. The G-6 Aviator Buzz Aldrin edition. It receives am/fm/aircraft/shortwave with frequencies. It will hold 700 stations in the memory.

It is not very big about the size of a small transistor radio. (Actual size is 4.92 inchesx3inchesx1.14inches.) Actual weight is about 7.3 ounces.

The first thing that hit my mind as I turned it on was that I figured that the reception would not be very good especially in the store. Being a ham radio operator I have pretty keen ears when it comes to things like this. I actually ended up being pretty impressed with its performance for such a tiny radio.

The one thing that they could have done much better was to add a fine tuning control for single sideband to tune in the ham operators. They did fall down in this area.

I thought the performance would have to justify the price of 99.95 and I felt that it did. It comes with 3 types of scan tuning and an alarm clock built in. It also comes with a protective case, ear buds and an ac adapter. The radio runs on 2 AA batteries.

This is a pretty nice little radio for someone who wants to receive multiple bands in a tiny radio and still get pretty darn good reception.