It may be too late for the gift-giving season, but the low price for this new, little gem makes it affordable anytime of the year. Kaito’s KA1102 portable, multiband, dual-conversion radio offers a great deal of features and performance in a small package.
Frequency range is 70-108 MHz FM, 522-620 kHz AM, and 3-30 MHz shortwave (direct frequency entry or meter band selection).
Digital readout with nightlight illumination, SSB reception, wide/narrow selectivity, clock/alarm/on-off timer with seconds readout, scan/search for signals, direct-entry keypad, 190 memory channels, stereo FM reception (ear buds included)/recording line output, digital volume and tuning controls, DX/local sensitivity switch, even a news/music tone switch enhance the radio’s performance.
Measuring 5-1/2”W x 3-1/2”H x 1”D, the half-pound receiver is powered by three AA cells (battery status indicator is displayed), or a 6-volt wall adaptor (included). A battery-charge provision allows the substitution of optional, rechargeable NiMH batteries.
An indoor wire antenna (included) may be plugged into the 1/8-inch external antenna jack. A strip of four mini-LEDs indicates relative signal strength. A protective, leatherette, drawstring pouch is provided as well.