The place where I am do not have AM broadcast stations. It would probably a white elephant if I use it at my place.
Are there many AM broadcast stations these days ?
there are quite a few AM stations in England, though the sound quality is poor at the best of times (it sounds like the music is being played under water), and the AM stations seem to rely quite heavily on advertising to pay the bills which makes for dreadfully annoying radio listening!(theres probably about 10-15 minutes of advertisements every hour). The main AM stations I listen to are 'Absolute Radio' (formerly 'Virgin Radio') and 'Magic'.
Magic plays a lot of oldies which can be nice from time to time.
Seems then like such a radio watch would be useless in my region as we only have FM stations.
I only get static from the AM tuning in my car. A car is deem to be a rather good receiver. If a car is receiving static, this watch don't stand a chance in receiving anything.
I do not know if I am correct by saying this but it seems that only amateur broadcasters use AM broadcast.
you'd think that only the amateurs would use it but Absolute Radio used to be Virgin Radio which was or is owned by Richard Branson and he's one of the richest guys in the UK, so I dunno.
just saw your Piratron radio watch. I have the same but with a missing battery. Can you tell me what kind of battery is needed. Thanks Ed
Hi ALL, I own the same model, however in white colour and in excellent cosmetic.
Here it is:
As I am living in Germany and all AM Radio Station got deactivated in 2015, I unfortunately cannot use the Radio function. Will try it during my next stay in Italy... :-))
Believe it or not, I COULD NOT FIND A SINGLE WHITE Piratron Radiowatch on the web, while finding tons on black ones!
Greetings from Frankfurt!