Category Archives: Manufacturers

Phil identifies mystery radio as the Digitech Audio AR1945

SWLing Post reader, Phil, noticed the unidentified radio from this post as the Digitech Audio AR1945. He comments: This radio has been released in Australia via the Jaycar Electronics Stores as the Digitech Audio AR 1945. It has all the … Continue reading

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HackRF: open source SDR on Kickstarter

Michael Ossmann is making a business out of developing and producing open-source hardware. His latest creation is called HackRF, and in less than a day, it has been fully backed on Kickstarter raising over $290,000 US with 25 days left to … Continue reading

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Bucking the trend, Taiwan invests in shortwave infrastructure

While countries like Canada are preparing to tear down their state-of-the-art transmission site, Taiwan appears to be investing in theirs. Thanks to Andrea Borgnino for sharing a press release from the Swiss manufacturer, Ampegon, who has been contracted by RTI to … Continue reading

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On sale now: the CommRadio CR-1, a great little receiver

[UPDATE: Check out our full review of the CR-1 by clicking here.] A hot tip:  currently, CommRadio offers the CR-1 software-defined tabletop receiver for just $500 (US), until August 1, 2013. Check out the sale on CommRadio’s website and at Universal … Continue reading

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Bonito introduces the AntennaJet AAS300 active antenna splitter

This year, at the Friedrichshafen Hamfest, Bonito introduced the AntennaJet AAS300–an active antenna splitter that will allow three receivers to use one antenna with very little loss. Dennis Walter, with Bonito, recently contacted me with info: The AAS300 is a 3 way … Continue reading

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A review of the ShouYu SY-X5 DSP shortwave radio

The ShouYu SY-X5 shortwave radio came to my attention only a few weeks ago. It is yet one more mechanically-tuned, DSP based, portable shortwave/AM/FM radio. I have reviewed several other models based on the same DSP chipset: the Silicon Labs SI4844–see … Continue reading

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WiNRADiO introduces the Excalibur Pro WB (WR-G35DDCi): an SDR with 32 MHz bandwidth

The new WinRadio WR-G35DDCi will reecord 32 MHz of simultaneous bandwidth; in other words, the entire MW and HF bands. Of course, you’ll need a Petabyte hard drive to store that data! (Source: WinRadio Press Release) The Australian manufacturer WiNRADiO, … Continue reading

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