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 Post subject: Kaito KA1121 LW
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 11:28 pm 
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This isn't exactly a vintage radio, but perhaps someone on here has some experience with it. I have a Kaito KA1121 AKA
Degen DE1121, that I can't get to switch to the LW band. The instruction book seems to have been translated from Chinese by a part-time waiter in the Chinese restaurant downtown. Can anybody help? Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Kaito KA1121 LW
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:30 am 
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lagert wrote:
Degen DE1121, that I can't get to switch to the LW band. The instruction book seems to have been translated from Chinese by a part-time waiter in the Chinese restaurant downtown.
I do not have this radio but I looked at some documentation.

It certainly appears that there is no specific LW band selection. LW (below the broadcast band) and MW (the AM Broadcast band) seem to be covered by the AM band selection.
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3. Press <button 16> to choose bands. Press <button 16> for FM, <button 15> for AM, or <button 14> for SW bands.
Once you are on the AM band you "tune" to the frequencies below the broadcast band which would be the LW band (i.e. below 520 KHz).

Alternatively I suppose you directly enter a frequency like 510 KHz then start "tuning" from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Kaito KA1121 LW
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:09 am 
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Yup... Curtis is on the money. Lol

On the MW (Medium wave) band (Stateside the Broadcast band)...
if you can tune "below" the 520 kHz region, you are entering the LW (Long-wave) band.

In Europe the MW band ranges from 526.5 kHz to 1606.5 kHz, using channels spaced every 9 kHz
In North America an extended MW broadcast band ranges from 525 kHz to 1705 kHz, using 10 kHz spaced channels.


1. Kaito KA1121 Frequency Range.
FM 70.00 - 108.00 MHz
LW-MW 140 -1710 KHz

2. Preset Frequencies/Stations:
400 Frequencies; 100 Stations

49m 5.800 - 6.400 MHz
41m 6.900 - 7.500 MHz
31m 9.300 - 9.900 MHz
25m 11.510 - 12.100 MHz
22m 13.300 - 13.900 MHz
19m 15.100 - 15.700 MHz

(1) 162.400 MHz
(2) 162.425 MHz
(3) 162.450 MHz
(4) 162.475 Mhz

16m 17.400 - 18.000 MHz
13m 21.400 - 22.000 MHz
11m 25.500 - 26.100 MHz
(5) 162.500 MHz
(6) 162.525 MHz
(7) 162.550 MHz

KA1121 user manual in english 3.1MB
http://www.weemscreeksolutions.com/Reso ... manual.pdf

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Kaito KA1121 LW
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Attempting to enter direct frequency, the radio switches to FM before I can press the "Enter" key. When trying to tune below 540 KHz, the radio switches back up to 1700 KHz and begins tuning lower in frequency from there. The radio does not act as the instruction say it should. I tried looking online at the Kaito website for a firmware update, but they don't even seem to know about this model.

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 Post subject: Re: Kaito KA1121 LW
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Kaito KA1121 is Digital tuning on FM
and Analog (knob... :) ) tuning on MW (with digital readout).

Firmware updates are probably for the MP3/PC malarkey. Lol
Have you tried resetting the radio?


page-37 Q: Do I have to take out the battery when I connect
the AC adaptor?
A: No, the unit has a built-in battery protection
circuit. When you use the AC adaptor, the battery
is automatically cut out of the circuit. None of this
affects the battery power for the built-in clock.
(except when you perform the "reset" function)

page-12 To reset the Radio, simply
remove the batteries for 1 to 3 minutes, then reinstall
them. Page 98 and Page 99 should be reset
to the 7 correct Weather stations.

page-34 To reset the Radio and MP3 unit, take the
batteries out of both units. After one minute, they
will be reset.


Otherwise...
Speak to Electronnix Customer Service Phone: 866-524-8676


Greg.


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