Category Archives: Radios

Icom introduces the IC-7300

Icom introduced a new general coverage transceiver this year at the Tokyo Hamfair: the Icom IC-7300. Icom has released a preliminary spec sheet (click here to download), but no pricing information yet. The IC-7300 will most likely be the least … Continue reading

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Bob’s review of the C.Crane CC Skywave

SWLing Post reader, Bob C., recently shared his review of the C.Crane CC Skywave portable radio: Well, I just received my new CC Skywave radio and it’s terrific! I own a lot of portable radios (including several Tecsun DSP sets), … Continue reading

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Jeff finds a solution for sticky preset buttons on the CC-Radio 2E

Jeff, over at the Herculodge blog, recently posted that the preset #2 button on his C.Crane CC-Radio 2E had become so sticky, it was almost to the point of not being functional. One of his readers suggested that he use Deoxit … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-880: Evans notes signal meter and other discrepencies

SWLing Post reader, Evans (in Greece) writes: I would like your opinion regarding two strange points we noticed in two different Tecsun PL-880 models, which a friend and I have recently purchased. In particular: The signal meter is supposed to measure … Continue reading

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DSP noise may come from clock and data line harmonics

In response to our review of the Sangean ATS-405–which noted DSP noises on 800 and 1600 kHz–SWLing Post reader, Steve Yothment, comments: “Yes, modern radios usually have a micro communicating with the DSP IC through I2C communications. The inter-IC communications … Continue reading

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A repair story: Vlado’s fix for the classic Sony ICF-SW100

In June, I made a small leap of faith and purchased a (dead) Sony ICF-SW100 from Universal Radio (see the listing on right). You see, for many years, I’ve dreamed about owning this wee little receiver, now a classic among tiny radios, but … Continue reading

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eBay sighting: Braun “Wall Unit” by Dieter Rams

Many thank to my buddy, David Korchin (K2WNW), who sent the following eBay link: Dieter Rams masterpiece Braun “Wall Unit” Wandanlage TS45 TG502 reel L470 PCS5 While I love Dieter Rams’ designs, and no doubt this is a very rare … Continue reading

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