Category Archives: Boat Anchors

An eBay caution: some sellers are out for a buck–or hundreds

SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, has recently noticed exorbitant prices demanded by certain sellers on eBay. Dan writes: As readers of SWLing Post know, Ebay prices–at least asking prices–can often go completely off the scale. While it’s true that prices can … Continue reading

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Listening to an AM broadcast station on the BC-348Q

I listen to my BC-348Q most days; in fact, it’s my preferred way of receiving my morning dose of Radio Australia on 9,580 kHz. And although you won’t find any medium-wave DXers endorsing this beefy antique rig, the BC-348, with its warm tone, has turned out … Continue reading

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Photos from the VOA Bethany Museum

Immediately after packing up our table at the Dayton Hamvention, my buddies Eric (WD8RIF), Miles (KD8KNC), and I made the 30 minute journey to Bethany, Ohio, to visit the VOA Bethany museum. Main entrance and front lobby (above). Entering the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey re-caps his Hallicrafters SX-110

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jeffrey Fritz, writes: During the summer of 2012 you were nice enough to run an article in your blog about my reviving a 1961 Hallicrafters SX-110 General Coverage receiver. The radio has continued to … Continue reading

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Review of the SSTRAN AMT3000 AM transmitter kit

Regular SWLing Post readers know that I’m a sucker for vintage radios––especially those of the WWII era. Indeed, I’m pretty much a fan of anything from the 1930s and 40s. I love the technology of that era and have an affinity … Continue reading

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A Photo Tour of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, I made a pilgrimage the to the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, USA.  The museum is located in a modest and beautiful historic house on the corner of Mt. Oak and Mitchellville Roads … Continue reading

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The Hallicrafters SX-88: a rare find and a gem of engineering

Yesterday while glancing through the QTH.com classifieds ads, I noticed a rare boat anchor for sale: the Hallicrafters SX-88. The seller, Jeremy, describes this SX-88 as follows: Hi [t]here, I have one SX88 in minty shape and is one of a handful that … Continue reading

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