Category Archives: Manufacturers

Dates of availability for new Etón shortwave radios…

Several SWLing Post readers have been asking about the availability of the new Etón shortwave radio product line. I’m pleased to report that I can confirm these availability dates for retailers, suggesting that these Etón units may be ready to ship on … Continue reading

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The best general coverage transceivers for shortwave listening

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Like many amateur radio operators, I became interested in HF radio because of my real passion for shortwave radio listening. During my first fifteen years as an … Continue reading

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Tallying up Dayton Hamvention purchases

This year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I spent more money than I ever have.  Though the Hamvention is a showcase of innovations and flea market treasures, I typically walk away with a few connectors, cables, or maybe some handy accessories; … Continue reading

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Hidden feature: Calibrating the Tecsun PL-880 for zero-beat operation

Many thanks to Dan who learned, via the Tecsun PL-880 group, of another way to calibrate the PL-880 in upper and lower sideband. This method seems to be a little easier than a previously posted procedure. Anna, with Anon-Co, translates this procedure … Continue reading

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Yaesu FT-817 as a travel receiver

SWLing Post reader, Anil, comments on Traveling light, SWLing right: “I would like to suggest another candidate that is really hard to beat and is fantastic value when you buy a used one – The Yaesu FT-817 Low Power Transceiver. … Continue reading

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Results of the Shortwave Portable weak signal shoot-out

Thanks to all who participated in our shoot-out!  Last week, I posted three recordings of a weak shortwave broadcast in an attempt to evaluate which recording–thus which radio–our listeners prefer. The test was “blind” in that, though four radios were evaluated, only three … Continue reading

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FDM-DUO SDR to ship May 2014

I’ve just learned from the Europe-based retailer, WoodBoxRadio, that the new FDM-DUO software defined radio will begin shipping end of May 2014. If you are interested in pre-ordering the FDM-DUO transceiver, you’ll need to submit a 30% deposit (315 Euro) based … Continue reading

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