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Single side band radio

I am considering the KAITO KA1102 AM/FM SHORTWAVES SSB radio to listen to ssb weather forecast or just whatever. Has anyone had experience with these? Do they really work? They seem so inexpensive I wonder if they would pick up anything. I would be grateful for any input.
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I have one but maybe I am not good at using it cuz so far, it isn't much use. Yes, it does pick up weather and a lot of other stuff. Maybe I was just too bored with it. I bought it o get weather in Bahama outislands but so far have not had need for it.
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I researched SSB's in the < $100 range a couple of years ago. Opinion seems to be evenly divided between Chinese-made Kaito, Sangean, Grundig, Radio Shack and the more expensive and technically better-made Sony. Lots of people seemed happy with the cheaper ones.
I ended up spending the extra money on Sony, mainly to avoid buying Chinese, which I don't trust. Also because the Sony has synchronous detection, which is desirable. But the controls on the Sony really suck.
I can pick up weatherfax with it nicely. I also added a 40' wire antenna, which makes a big difference. I run it up my backstay on a light messenger line.
Google the model you're interested in and the word, 'review' and you'll find a fair amount of knowleagable commentary.
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