Category Archives: New Products

A review of the CountyComm GP5/SSB portable radio: a great preparedness radio

On Tuesday I received the new CountyComm GP5/SSB portable shortwave radio, a sample sent me from CountyComm. If you’re familiar with the current shortwave portable landscape, then you’ll quickly note that the GP5/SSB shares a striking resemblance to both the … Continue reading

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WRTH 2015: A look inside

I received my copy of the 2015 World Radio and TV Handbook (WRTH) directly from the publisher last week. As many SWLing Post readers know, I always look forward to receiving this staple radio reference guide each year. While other reference … Continue reading

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Eton Satellit in stock and shipping from Amazon

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, who notes that Amazon.com is now shipping the Eton Satellit with a potential arrival date of before Christmas (at least, as of today). Current price is $179.72. Click here to view the Eton … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-680 could be available in January 2015

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Steve, who writes: Anna from Anon-co (eBay seller) sent me this little tidbit of info on the PL-680 […] I thought I would pass it along given your interest. At least we know it is … Continue reading

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Shortwave Receivers, Past & Present: a book for every radio enthusiast

Last month, I received an unexpected–and most welcome–package: a copy of Fred Osterman’s Shortwave Receivers Past & Present, now in its fourth edition. My copy was a signed version, sent to those who contributed to the volume. Although my contributions to this … Continue reading

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1 Radio News equivalent for iPhone

Regarding the new 1 Radio News App for Android devices, SWLing Post reader, Erica comments: “I too wish 1 Radio News were available for iPhone. The nearest thing I know of however is an app called Hourly News. It allows you … Continue reading

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Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave portable radio

While electronics manufacturer C. Crane offers a number of unique AM/FM radios, including some of the best portable medium wave receivers on the market, they’ve traditionally only had two models of shortwave radio––namely, the CCRadio-SW, and the CCRadio-SWP. Earlier this … Continue reading

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