Category Archives: Radios

Tecsun PL-380: Displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

I have owned the Tecsun PL-380 for years now. When my buddy Mike (K8RAT) recently asked if the temperature display could be switched from Celsius to Fahrenheit, I gave him a firm “no” as a response. A few hours later, … 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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Grundig S450DLX $34.19 shipped

Blinq.com still has the Grundig S450DLX for a mere $34.19 US shipped. That’s a superb price. Blinq.com describes these units as “Used – Very Good – Item fully functional – May show minor wear (scratches, etc) – May come repackaged.” I’m … Continue reading

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Close outs: Grundig G2 and RadioShack digital recorder

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike (K8RAT), who notes the Grundig G2 is now being sold at close out pricing. Universal Radio is currently selling the G2 for $54.98 while Amazon has a price of $52.95. I’ll be the first to … Continue reading

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Bill solves the CRI echo mystery

A few days ago, I posted an article about Bill Meara (producer of the SolderSmoke Podcast) who was hearing audio echoes on his home brew regenerative receiver. Bill has now solved this mystery (hint: it’s all about the receiver): http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/2014/09/radio-china-international-echo-mystery.html

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1930s refrigerator had built-in radio

Many thanks to Andy Sennitt for sharing this fascinating piece of radio nostalgia: Gizmodo columnist, Matt Novak, writes: Jesse Walker, author of the book Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America, pointed me to this rather … Continue reading

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Tom’s overview of the Eton Field Radio 550

SWLing Post reader, Tom Stiles, has posted a video overview of the new Eton Field radio: Many thanks for sharing, Tom! Let us know how the new Eton Field Radio 550 compares with its predecessors: the 450 and 350! You … Continue reading

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