Category Archives: Mediumwave

Sangean WR-15: great looks, but poor performance?

Jeff, over at the Herculodge, writes with some disappointing news: What a shame John bought the WR-15 and thinks it stinks: http://herculodge.typepad.com/herculodge/2015/04/john-cannot-recommend-the-sangean-wr-15-radio-due-to-subpar-am-and-fm.html Oh, that is a shame. An AM/FM radio with poor AM/FM sensitivity has little appeal (even if it … 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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The Mighty KBC: Summer frequency changes/additions

If you enjoy listening to The Mighty KBC, you’ll want to note these frequency changes and additions: Frequency changes for The Mighty KBC We are delighted to announce that from the 1st June 2015, KBC will be heard daily on … Continue reading

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Eton Traveler III/AN200 bundle at Universal Radio

This morning, I noticed that Universal Radio is now bundling that AN200 medium wave loop with the purchase of a Eton Traveler III. I’ve had an AN200 for years and it does make quite a different when inductively coupled with portable … Continue reading

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Vanuatu’s radio services restored

(Source: Radio Australia) Broadcast communications that were knocked out by Cyclone Pam have been fully restored. Francis Herman, the ABC’s program manager for the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, says transmission engineer Steve White and local technicians have fixed Radio Vanuatu’s … Continue reading

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Gary DeBock’s 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review

Gary DeBock, acclaimed innovator in the realm of Ultralight DXing, has recently completed a exhaustive comparison of five popular Ultralight radios: the C.Crane CC Pocket, the Sangean DT-400W, the Eton Traveler III, the Tecsun PL-310ET, and the C.Crane CC Skywave. In this excellent guest post, … 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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