Inside the box were these items:
- Redsun RF1201 radio
- a wire antenna that clips onto the telescopic antenna
- a cloth pouch (hooray! I really like these, and sometimes the sellers remove them from the box before shipment)
- a 3" blue-and-white CDROM, labeled with a panda bear face, claiming to hold 25 minutes / 225 megabytes
Alas, all of my current optical drives are slot-load models that don't support 3" discs.
I loaded the RF1201 with a pair of alkaline batteries for initial testing. I'm pleased with this radio so far, due to:
- very good build quality
- strong, clear signals for local AM and FM stations
- high-quality printing on the tuning scale
- nice frequency response via headphones
I heard a weak WWVH signal and a moderately strong WWV signal at 5000 khz with just the telescopic antenna. I found a few strong signals in the 60-meter, 49-meter, and 31-meter bands during an evening session a couple days ago, although shortwave reception was noisy due to local interference.
My main gripes about this radio thus far:
- limited frequency response from the speaker due to its size
- the volume dial is very touchy
- noticeable hiss from the headphone jack
To be fair, headphone jack hiss is common for the pocket radio category. Overall, this has been a satisfying radio buying experience. I unfortunately had a bad first impression of Redsun, since the RF1210 that I bought had a loose tuning knob. I'm still planning to acquire an RP3000/RP3100 once those are available for purchase in the USA.
If you're interested in Redsun radios, you might wish to check out the RP2100/KA2100 user reviews on this site.