Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Just an old guy with opinions that I like to bounce off other people.

Baijiali AM/FM/SW radio with MP3 player

The parable tells of a man who found a treasure in a field and sold all he had to buy the field. My new Baijiali BJL-166 FM/MW/SW1-18 radio MP3 player arrived from China today. Save your money; this is no … Continue reading

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Solar! – EVCHE EC-2110BTS radio

One reason I’m writing this is that a Google search for EVCHE EC-2110BTS returned no hits. We can’t have that! I bought this AM / FM / SW / Bluetooth / MP3 player flashlight from AliExpress in hopes that the solar … Continue reading

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Fixing things

My father, uncle and my grandfather made their livelihood in large part by fixing things. My grandfather had a sign in his store: We fix anything but a broken heart My father was a watchmaker and when I was ready … Continue reading

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Habitat redo

I have two phrases I learned at Habitat for Humanity that give me comfort; one is: Nobody will notice that except you That didn’t quite work this time. Here’s a photo of one of the Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading

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A red radio — the Prunus J-429SW

Can you say “Big black rubber buttons” three times really fast? The big picture The Prunus J-429SW (sometimes called an L-238 SW) is an AM/FM/Shortwave radio with the ability to play MP3 files from a TF/Micro SD card or a … Continue reading

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The radio nobody wanted Kaide KK-MP903

I sold about 80 radios on eBay, but there were just a few that nobody wanted. I went through those to see if there was anything worth saving from storage. One radio looked like it might be worth further study, … Continue reading

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Zhiwhis ZWS-603 vs Kaito KA29

Two radios with similar function, but significant differences The Kaito KA29 received a lot of attention by reviewers when it became available in August of 2014, but I only got mine today. The Zhiwhis ZWS-603 is much newer, from December … Continue reading

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