Category Archives: Manufacturers

Sangean blames AM interference on power supply and government regulation

After the Sangean WR-15 received low marks for AM reception in an Amazon review, Bob of Sangean America replied that poor reception is due to the radio’s switching power supply–a design that is federally mandated. Many thanks to Jeff over at the … Continue reading

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Bonito adds new products

I’ve just heard from German manufacturer, Bonito, who has added several new products to their product line: MegaLoop ML200: The MegaLoop is a 5 meter active stainless steel loop antenna that can be used outdoors. The MegaLoop ML200 ships with a Dual Power power … Continue reading

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The Quadrus SDR: A New Military-Grade Software Defined Radio Receiver

Dr. Bertalan Eged of Spectrafold Technologies recently contacted me regarding a new military grade SDR they’ve produced: the Quadrus SDR. Today is the Quadrus official release. The Quadrus SDR has phase-coherent multi-channel capabilities with up to 16 channels, which means that it … Continue reading

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AOR to announce two new products

According to Dave Zantow (N9EWO), AOR plans to announce two new products this year at the Tokyo Ham Radio Fair: the AR-DV1 receiver and the TRX-305 transceiver. For more information, check out the news section onDave’s website.

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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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