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Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio

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Product Highlights
  • AM/FM Slide-Rule Tuning Dial
  • LED Tuning Indicator
  • Powered by 2 'AA' Batteries
  • Carry Strap
  • Adjustable Antenna

Listening to baseball games, working in the shop or out in the yard, and listening in the kitchen are all fond memories associated with the small AM/RM radio. The Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio features a practical slide-rule tuning dial and an LED tuning indicator. Powered by 2 'AA' batteries, equipped with a carry strap, and an antenna for adjusting reception, you really can enjoy the good-old radio anywhere.

Slide-Rule Tuning Dial
The RF-P50 has a convenient slide-rule tuning dial on the side of the unit for easy, one-finger FM/AM tuning. It also has a tuning indicator LED to help you find out when a station is properly tuned
Tuner AM/FM
Speaker 2.25" (57.2mm) speaker size
Dial Type Slide-rule tuning dial
Power Requirements 2 x 'AA'
Connections 3.5mm monaural headphone jack
Dimensions 4.7 x 2.75 x 1.2" (12 x 7 x 3cm)
Weight 0.31 lb (141g)

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PanasonicRF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Great reception (11)
  • Good sound quality (10)
  • Long battery life (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (11)
    • Home use (9)
    • Travel (8)
    • Commuting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (12), Traveler (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM Radio Review

    The Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM Pocket Radio is a very capable analog receiver of traditional radio broadcasts. The radio's performance and feature set is generally good. Sound quality emanating from its 2...Read complete review

    The Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM Pocket Radio is a very capable analog receiver of traditional radio broadcasts. The radio's performance and feature set is generally good. Sound quality emanating from its 2 ¼ inch monaural speaker is enjoyable and detailed, but not spectacular. FM/AM reception is clear on this very small portable. It is very easy to tune in my favorite sports radio stations on the AM band and classic rock broadcasts on the FM band via its slide-rule tuning control. A red LED indicator lights up when you have locked in on a particular station. The LED tuning indicator is a great feature, as it allows me to tune in stations accurately in low light conditions and lets me know that the radio is powered on. I have not felt the need to extend the telescopic whip antenna frequently when listening to my favorite FM radio stations. AM performance is of very high quality off the internal ferrite bar antenna. This Panasonic RF-P50 radio does not demonstrate any selectivity or sensitivity issues in its day-to-day performance. I am able to receive every FM and AM station that is intended for the radio market that I reside in. AM DX reception performance is adequate for this product category. The Panasonic RF-P50 pocket radio features list include: analog slide-rule tuning dial, FM/AM tuner, rotary volume/power control, FM/AM band selector switch, 3.5mm earphone jack, FM telescopic whip antenna, built-in AM ferrite bar antenna, FM/AM dial scale, LED tuning indicator, carry strap, battery compartment, attractive silver finish, decent build quality, and operating instructions. The Panasonic RF-P50 radio is powered by two AA batteries and offers great battery life. The Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM pocket radio is lightweight and is a great companion for a family picnic, walks in the park, listening to the ballgame, and to stay informed when there is an emergency weather or power outage situation. Overall rating is 4.5 stars. I like this Panasonic FM/AM pocket radio. Good Luck. Enjoy.

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    owner review Panasonic RF-P50

    Good for: talk and stationary. Poor for: music and moving(loses reception). I decided to buy the Panasonic RF-P50 over the Sony ICF-S10MK2 because I believe the Panasonic is better build.They are...Read complete review

    Good for: talk and stationary. Poor for: music and moving(loses reception). I decided to buy the Panasonic RF-P50 over the Sony ICF-S10MK2 because I believe the Panasonic is better build.They are proberly of equal quality.I gave it 3 stars on price consideration.note taht headphones are monaural output (one side).

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    5.0

    RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio by Panasonic

    By xohsxc

    from Orange, Ca.

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Size

    Cons

    • Range Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Home Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

    Use the radio in the yard and and the house
    Great size and quality...great price
    some out of town stations are hard to receive

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    • No

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    3.0

    owner review Panasonic RF-P50

    By Thomas

    from Brooklyn n.y.

    Pros

    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

        Good for: talk and stationary. Poor for: music and moving(loses reception). I decided to buy the Panasonic RF-P50 over the Sony ICF-S10MK2 because I believe the Panasonic is better build.They are proberly of equal quality.I gave it 3 stars on price consideration.note taht headphones are monaural output (one side).

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great radio!

        By baldeagle805

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Great Reception
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

          Great for emergencies and just carrying around. Very easy to use and excellent reception.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Tuning poorly designed

          By Nick

          from New Rochelle, NY

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                The width of the window is 57mm but the pointer showing the frequency has a range of only 33mm, which makes tuning harder than necessary. A finer scale below and above the window would have helped.

                The radio has a strong sound, is quite selective, feels solid and is unbelievably cheap. I mention the above two things because it seems they could have been avoided without added cost.

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                • No

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                5.0

                RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio by Panasonic

                By Norman "The Meatman"

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                  This radio works just fine. It came in handy during the hurricane and black out. It was a purchase made just in time. Glad i bought it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  small but powerful

                  By Jola

                  from Chicago,Illinois

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                      Just what I have been looking for!!!!
                      Could not have been happier...serves the purpose..no need for anything else.
                      I am using it on the bathroom counter. The reception gets little spotted till I move it side ways since I live in the highrise....
                      Your service had been wonderful!!!!!!
                      Thank you.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      love it!!

                      By chicago, jola

                      from chicago, ill

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                          the little radio is just what i have been looking for...i am using it most of the time in my bathroom...i could not be happier with it!!!
                          the whole process was painless...your expedition of the order has been excellent!!!!!!
                          thank you!!!
                          b&h has been wonderful in sending the order!!!!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A good product and I'm glad I ordered it

                          By Don't have one

                          from Washington state

                          About Me Female senior, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Sound Quality
                          • Great Reception
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Very good radio

                          Cons

                          • Don't have any complaints

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Home Use
                          • Love listening to local
                          • News station

                          Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                          I love my new radio. The size is small, which is
                          imiportant because of where I use it. The sound is clear.
                          I have it in my bathroom on a small shelf and it's just perfect: size wise, color, and clearity.
                          I would recommend it to anyone interested in a small radio.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Call it

                          By G. G.

                          from Babylon, LI,NY

                          About Me Elderly senior, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Sound Quality
                          • Great Reception
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use
                            • Relaxing on patio

                            Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                            When our little black Panasonic pocket radio finally gave up after 38 yrs of loyal service (received it as a gift on our 25th ann'y in 1974), I had to replace it with a new Panasonic. I didn't know if they even made them anymore. I'm hoping it will serve us as well as that old reliable one....so far, so good !

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            I would defiantly buy this

                            By Roxanne

                            from Elgin Illinois

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Sound Quality
                            • Great Reception
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use
                              • Home Use
                              • Running

                              Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                              I enjoy listening to talk radio during the day. This is perfect for me. I put it in my apron pocket. It fits perfectly and the reception and sound are great!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Upgrade to a classic

                              By Carcamper

                              from Pasadena, MD

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Sound Quality
                              • Great Reception
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Battery Life

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                  I grew up with the old 9v transistor radio and this is a welcome upgrade. Compact, clear, very sensitive tuner, AA battery powered and a useful tuner indicator LED. Glad to have it.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  as expected

                                  By glander

                                  from Centreville, VA

                                  About Me Practical

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Sound Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Use

                                  Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                  It's light, small and convenient.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good radio

                                  By luis

                                  from New york

                                  About Me Practical

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Sound Quality
                                  • Great Reception
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Battery Life

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use

                                    Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                    Battery life good sound too good deal.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Radio

                                    By gann

                                    from Minnesota

                                    About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical, Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Sound Quality
                                    • Great Reception
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Battery Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Commuting
                                      • Daily Use
                                      • Home Use
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                      Great radio with FM and AM bands.
                                      Battery has a long life with this radio.
                                      I had no problems listening to AM or FM.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      exactly what I was looking for.

                                      By hotstuff

                                      from El Cajon, California

                                      About Me Frequent Traveler, Old fashioned, Practical

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Sound Quality
                                      • Great Reception
                                      • Inexpensive
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Battery Life

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Emergency readiness
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                        simple, basic, durable, small, light, clear & loud, and it apparently has a respectable little AM coil antenna built in. I throw it in a motorcycle trunk and carry it to work and everywhere else I go. It does have an earphone jack but didn't come with earphones, no problem, they are cheap and easy to find anywhere.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Little Radio

                                        By Gimme the Nitty-Gritty

                                        from New York, NY

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Sound Quality
                                        • Great Reception
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Battery Life

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Use
                                          • Home Use
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                          I bought this radio for my boyfriend and liked it so much that I got one for myself as well. It only requires 2 AA batteries, which last forever in this radio. Plus, this pint-sized Panasonic product has excellent reception and is light and travels easily. A very good buy!

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                                          • No

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                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM Radio Review

                                          By Computerhobbyist

                                          from NY

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Great Reception
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Long Battery Life

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Commuting
                                            • Daily Use
                                            • Home Use
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                            The Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM Pocket Radio is a very capable analog receiver of traditional radio broadcasts. The radio's performance and feature set is generally good. Sound quality emanating from its 2 ¼ inch monaural speaker is enjoyable and detailed, but not spectacular. FM/AM reception is clear on this very small portable. It is very easy to tune in my favorite sports radio stations on the AM band and classic rock broadcasts on the FM band via its slide-rule tuning control. A red LED indicator lights up when you have locked in on a particular station. The LED tuning indicator is a great feature, as it allows me to tune in stations accurately in low light conditions and lets me know that the radio is powered on. I have not felt the need to extend the telescopic whip antenna frequently when listening to my favorite FM radio stations. AM performance is of very high quality off the internal ferrite bar antenna. This Panasonic RF-P50 radio does not demonstrate any selectivity or sensitivity issues in its day-to-day performance. I am able to receive every FM and AM station that is intended for the radio market that I reside in. AM DX reception performance is adequate for this product category. The Panasonic RF-P50 pocket radio features list include: analog slide-rule tuning dial, FM/AM tuner, rotary volume/power control, FM/AM band selector switch, 3.5mm earphone jack, FM telescopic whip antenna, built-in AM ferrite bar antenna, FM/AM dial scale, LED tuning indicator, carry strap, battery compartment, attractive silver finish, decent build quality, and operating instructions. The Panasonic RF-P50 radio is powered by two AA batteries and offers great battery life. The Panasonic RF-P50 FM/AM pocket radio is lightweight and is a great companion for a family picnic, walks in the park, listening to the ballgame, and to stay informed when there is an emergency weather or power outage situation. Overall rating is 4.5 stars. I like this Panasonic FM/AM pocket radio. Good Luck. Enjoy.

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                                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good little radio for the price

                                            By Frank in SF

                                            from San Francisco, CA

                                            About Me Practical

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Panasonic RF-P50 AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                                              FM is very strong and easy to tune. AM is a little harder to tune and is not as strong as FM. However, I got decent AM reception if I carefully and slowly tuned. For the price, you can't beat it. It's a good option for a home emergency radio.

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