Panasonic / National Panasonic,
überarbeitet am 21.10.2010
Panasonic's RF-788L dating from 1979 is an example of an early portable radio with two shortwave ranges, it says "bandspread", but in fact, the bands are still very narrow as the complete shortwave spectrum is covered by only two bands with a dial width of around 5 cm for each band.
The Panasonic RF-788L is early example of a small portable travel radio,
it's a single conversion superhet with the dimensions 176 x 113 x 32 mm and
a weight of 500 grams.
Behind the speaker grill at the left side of the receiver's front panel, You find
a small 8 cm diameter speaker.
The tuning knob is located at the right small face of the receiver.
Panasonic's RF-788L is an early example of a portable little travel radio.
You can use it to listen to some local FM or MW broadcaster, the bandspread on the two
shortwave band is only rudimentary, so You can listen to shortwave stations, but
it depends only from luck which station You are tuned to - if You concentrate on
the strongest signals and know the voices of the speakers of Deutsche Welle or BBC World
Service, You might find Your way, but if You intend to hear the signal from Radio Habana
somewhere in the middle of a band, You will get lost between the stations in the crowded
© Martin Bösch 17.7.2010