Category Archives: Kits

Tinkering with the Credit Card Crystal Radio

A few weeks ago, we published a short post about a credit card crystal radio from an eBay seller in the UK. I purchased a kit–at $17-18 US shipped, it’s quite a modest investment for what might be a fun little project. … Continue reading

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New Franzis shortwave radio kit

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Franz Miller, who writes: “I’ve pasted a link below to the webpage at Conrad in Germany for yet another Franzis radio kit; no idea how good it is, but it looks neato-retro to me.  Covers … Continue reading

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Crystal radio credit card receiver

On a tip from my good friend Dave Cripe (NM0S), I just purchased this cute crystal receiver kit from a UK-based seller on eBay. The price is 8 GPB plus 3.50 GPB for shipping. After PayPal currency conversion, I paid … 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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Video: Chris reviews the Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “I just wanted to let you know that I just put together the Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit over the holiday break. I wanted to also let you know that I made a YouTube review … Continue reading

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Building the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

Last week, I received the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit that I had only ordered a few days prior. I was so eager to get started on the build, that I read the instructions, lined a cookie sheet with aluminum foil … Continue reading

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The Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

Just learned that David Cripe (NM0S) has a new kit for sale: the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit. The Ozark Patrol is a simple, straightforward kit, designed with beginners in mind. The kit uses through-hole components, which is to say, … Continue reading

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