Category Archives: New Products

New RadioShack portable AM/FM/SW radio?

SWLing Post reader, Paul, points out this RadioShack model 2000669 portable radio and asks, “Is this a new RadioShack shortwave radio?” Very good question! Though I haven’t been inside a RadioShack in a couple of months, I’ve never noticed this … Continue reading

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CountyComm GP5/SSB: videos and photos

Many thanks to Nick at CountyComm who recently sent me a short video he made of a prototype GP5/SSB in action: Nick also shared a few close-ups of the GP5/SSB: Additionally, many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike McShan, for … Continue reading

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Jay Allen reviews the Eton Traveler III

A big hat tip to SWLing Post reader, John, who shares this link to Jay Allen’s review of the Eton Traveller III via the excellent Herculodge blog. Teaser? Jay comments that the Eton Traveler III “offers the best AM reception … Continue reading

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The Outernet Lantern: a portable wireless library

One project I have been following very closely since its debut is Outernet: a satellite-based information retrieval system that promotes free–and anonymous–access to information. In a sense, it’s the closest thing I’ve ever seen to shortwave radio in the digital … Continue reading

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The CountyComm GP-5/SSB: a $79 shortwave portable with SSB

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jim, who points out that the new CountyComm GP-5/SSB is available for pre-order at Universal Radio. Universal expects to ship the GP5/SSB in late November. I have the CountyComm GP-5/DSP (a.k.a. Tecsun PL-360) and recommend it in … Continue reading

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PortableSDR: The Holy Grail of portable SDR transceivers?

Many thanks to my buddy, Bennett Kobb (AK4AV), who shares information about the PortableSDR, one of five finalists in The Hackaday Prize. PortableSDR creator, Michael R Colton, describes his project on Hackaday: “The PSDR is a completely stand-alone (no computer needed), compact, … Continue reading

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The Japan Radio Company NRD-383 SDR carries a hefty price tag

Many thanks to Dave Zantow (N9EWO) who relays this info regarding the new NRD-383 via Takahito Akabayashi: [The JRC] NRD-383 is sold by “Defense Systems Sale Division” of JRC, so this SDR receiver is especially for military use. The price is more than … Continue reading

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