Category Archives: Radios

New feature on 2014 Tecsun PL-660

Many thanks to my buddy, David Korchin (K2WNW), who noticed that Anon-Co is selling a new 2014 production run of the Tecsun PL-660, which includes an Auto Sorting Memory feature. Anon-Co states that Auto Sorting Memory organizes all stored station … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-660 + Nevada EFW-2 = Winning Combo

Shortly after posting my Traveling Light, SWLing Right article yesterday, @LondonShortwave shared a video of the portable set up he uses for SWLing in London public parks: Click here to view a video of his Tecsun PL-660/Nevada EFW-2 combo in … Continue reading

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Traveling light, SWLing right: the best shortwave radios for travel

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. With spring around the corner, my thoughts drift toward the outdoors…and especially, toward travel. Those who know me know that I love travelling, anywhere and everywhere–and … Continue reading

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Could software-defined radios empower citizen journalists in North Korea?

I was recently interviewed and quoted in an article by Ole Jakob Skåtun at NK News. Skåtun is exploring the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border: … Continue reading

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Mehmet Burk reviews the Kaito KA550 self-powered radio

Many thanks to Mehmet Burk of for sharing his most positive review of the Kaito KA550 self-powered shortwave radio. [Note: I've updated this post to link to the Kaito KA550. I initially linked to the older KA500 by mistake. Apologies!] Click here … Continue reading

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Grundig G2 sale, today only: $29.99 US shipped

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, who shares this excellent deal on the Grundig G2: $29.99 US shipped! You must hurry, though, as the deal is only valid today, Friday, March 7, 2014. Click here to purchase. Ulis mentioned … Continue reading

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How To Tune In Pirate Radio Broadcasts on Shortwave

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Even as many legacy international broadcasters are abandoning the shortwave bands, shortwave remains active and vibrant in another quadrant: namely, on shortwave pirate radio. Over the … Continue reading

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