Panasonic / National Panasonic,
überarbeitet am 21.10.2010
Around 1984, Panasonic entered the market with a miniature multiband shortwave radio: the RF-9L. This analog set covers the shortwavebands from 49 - 16 m.
The Panasonic RF-9L is one of the smallest shortwave travel radio radios,
it's a single conversion superhet with the dimensions 136 x 74 x 26 mm and
a weight of 200 grams.
The tiny black - golden cabinet gives a very elegant appearence to the set and the
leatherette cover even improves this.
At the right small face of the receiver, You find the tuning knob, tuning is accurate and without backlash.
RF-9L is a very elegant tiny little shortwave radio that really fits into a shirtpocket. It gives You good reception on local FM and mediumwave signals and gives You access to the "wide big world", it is no problem to tune in several international services on shortwaves. If You look for a high tech receiver with digital frequency display, the much more recent Sony ICF-SW1 might be Your choice, but if You look for a really miniature multiband radio with above average finish, then look for a used Panasonic and leave these Chinese cheepish things on the shelves at the discounters. The Panasonic RF-9 is a real radio that's worth paying for!
© Martin Bösch 17.7.2010