Category Archives: Kits

Neil’s updated radio kit guide

Neil Goldstein, W2NDG, has just informed me that he’s updated his comprehensive radio kit guide which can be found at RadioKitGuide.com. Many thanks, Neil! The next kit I have on the table is the Sawdust Regenerative Receiver by BreadBoard Radio. Should be … Continue reading

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A three transistor homebrew shortwave radio

SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, writes: Came across this site on building a 3-transistor shortwave radio similar to the kit offered by Radio Shack years ago: http://www.netzener.net/index.php/8-project-articles/5-3-transistor-short-wave-radio It was featured on the Instructables site: http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Transistor-Short-Wave-Radio/ Very cool!  Thanks for sharing … Continue reading

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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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