Testing a new audio toy today. It's small, accurate full range mono, and pretty loud! YAY, ebay steal. It has a beautiful feeling tuning dial (DIAL! in this day and age?) a real sensitive slow adjusting tuner. Battery power too. PAL stands for personal audio laboratory. awful high fallutin' name for a little radio. A gadget's reach should exceed it's grasp, I say, but this one is grabbing at a high level.