Category Archives: Radios

The Quadrus SDR: A New Military-Grade Software Defined Radio Receiver

Dr. Bertalan Eged of Spectrafold Technologies recently contacted me regarding a new military grade SDR they’ve produced: the Quadrus SDR. Today is the Quadrus official release. The Quadrus SDR has phase-coherent multi-channel capabilities with up to 16 channels, which means that it … Continue reading

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Two strategies to improve Sangean ATS-909X sensitivity

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes: “I would like to share something I noticed about Sangean sensitivity issue: As I own the ATS909, I noticed that with fresh set of regular batteries (1.5V) or it’s power transformer, it is very sensitive. … Continue reading

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Want a “new in box” Signal Corps BC-454-B?

My buddy, Eric (WD8RIF) noticed a rather unique find on eBay this morning: a “new in box” Signal Corps Western Electric BC-454-B receiver. While BC-454-Bs are far from rare, it is certainly a treat to find one with its original … Continue reading

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Hidden features reference sheet for the Tecsun PL-880

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Cap Tux, for creating this excellent–printable–reference sheet for the Tecsun PL-880. Click here to download this sheet as a PDF. Note that I have also added this download to our complete list of Tecsun PL-880 … Continue reading

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SSB for the non-technical

SWLing Post reader, Eleanor White, writes: [I] have a short article I put together for those interested in disaster preparedness, to give non-techies the basics of tuning an SSB signal.s Here’s the link: Many thanks for sharing your article, Eleanor!

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Video: 1940s-era holiday treat from Tommy Dorsey (c/o a vintage rig)

Below you’ll find a short video of my 1945 Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M playing Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra’s  jazz-infused version of “March of the Toys” from Victor Herbert’s holiday classic “Babes in Toyland.” It’s a little holiday time-travel I … Continue reading

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Gerry Wells 1929-2014

Very sad to learn that Gerry Wells, Curator of the British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum passed away on December 22, 2014. We featured Gerry Wells in this post from 2011; the included radio documentary is a must-listen. Many thanks to … Continue reading

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