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The Sangean ATS-909X2


A New World Band Radio with Airband

A Versatile Travel Companion or Shack Radio

The Sangean ATS 909X2 is the perfect world band radio to roam the globe with. Never forget your favourite radio stations because of the alpha-numeric memory system. The built-in 3" speaker lets you conveniently listen anywhere. You can also listen to the ATS 909X using the 3.5mm headphone jack and the included earbuds.

It provides performance and features generally found in the more expensive tabletop communication receivers into a very compact and stylish package. For the monitoring professional who's on the go, the ATS 909X is the ideal choice!

Featuring wide-band AM/FM coverage from long wave and medium wave to short wave. The DSP comes as standard (Digital Signal Processing) with the unit and includes several features which can significantly enhance reception through improved interference rejection.

For everyday portable operation, use four "AA" batteries (not included). For operation from your home, choose the supplied AC-AC power adapter. Includes Vinyl case and wind up wire antenna. LSB & USB for the Amateur bands with Auto Bandwidth control and RF Gain control.

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At the time of writing, these are the outstanding features of this radio:  


  • 3 alarms by radio or HWS (Humane Wake System) buzzer; sleep timer
  • 3 memory banks; 10 characters for the editing of the station name on the display
  • A Larger LCD screen with adjustable LED backlight
  • A total of 1674 station presets
  • Additional Airband (118~137MHz)
  • ATS (Auto Tuning System) on LW/MW/SW/FM
  • Automatic Bandwidth Control system.
  • Automatically search for the strongest signal station within SW station pages
  • Built-in 42 world cities time + D.S.T. device with 2 editable city names
  • Dual conversion device for MW / LW / SW / AIR
  • Fine-tuning control and Quick Shift Tuning
  • Five Tuning: Direct frequency tuning, auto scan, manual tuning, memory recall and rotary tuning
  • FM Softmute feature
  • Headphone amplifier
  • Information provided: RDS PS/PTY/RT, SNR, RSSI, Memory Bank
  • Signal and battery strength indicator
  • The smart battery charger can individually detect the state of each battery.
  • Squelch function can adjust the receiving threshold to eliminate weak transmissions
  • SSB (Single Side Band): USB / LSB; 10Hz step on fine-tuning setting
  • Tone control (Music / Normal / News) […]


Look out for a full review of this exciting new portable in the January 2022 issue of RadioUser.

(Source: ML&S Martin Lynch & Sons)

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