Category Archives: AM

Jeff’s solution to increasing FM performance on the Sangean U3

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jeff McMahon (at the Herculodge), who writes: I upgraded my Sangean U3 with a male to female iMBAPrice 6 foot stereo audio extension cable 3.5mm, which I plugged into the U3’s auxiliary port. The … Continue reading

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The New Degen DE1103 DSP: First impressions & review

When I discovered that Degen had recently refreshed the receiver design of the DE1103, I was intrigued, to say the least. The original DE1103 sported some serious performance for a sub-$100 receiver. The 2015 model of the Degen DE1103 implements … Continue reading

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James’ restored Sony ICF-5800H

SWLing Post contributor, James Patterson, has recently restored a Sony ICF-5800H. James sent me a few photos and I decided to post them here. I absolutely love the design of Japanese analog radios from this era. They have signal meters, large backlit … Continue reading

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Andi provides detailed info and photos of the new Degen DE1103 DSP

Regarding the new DSP version of the Degen DE1103, SWLing Post contributor, Andi_84, writes: I’ve opened [my Degen DE1103] and checked the semiconductors inside. It’s definitely based on a Silicon Labs chip (Si4735-D60). 1) Display PCB Valence Tech AP651 “LCD AND … Continue reading

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The Tecsun S-8800: A new receiver in the works

SWLing Post contributor, OWL, writes: It seems that Tecsun has a new large portable in line. Someone posted a photo of a new Tecsun product catalogue which shows a new model S8800. Apparently it uses the housing of BCL3000 [see … Continue reading

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Travel discovery: the Telefunken Superheterodyn Caprice 5451W

I’ve been traveling along the coast of South Carolina this week, and on Thursday, I found myself in the historic town of Conway, South Carolina. I parked downtown and strolled into the past via Papa’s General Store, a small local store with a lot of merchandise––and … Continue reading

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Reuters: How China exerts soft power through a global radio network

Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers for sharing a link to the following investigative story from Reuters. I’ve included an excerpt below–you can read the full article, and watch a video at Reuters online. (Source: Reuters) In August, foreign … Continue reading

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