Category Archives: Radios

NY Times: “Recalling the Imperfect Radio and TV Reception of the Past”

Many thanks to my dear friend, BJ Leiderman, for sharing this brilliant piece by Dana Jennings in the NY Times. I’m only including a few quotes from this piece (below), so please visit this link to read the full article about the … 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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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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The Tecsun PL-680: A new portable in the works?

SWLing Post reader, Antonio, writes: “It seems that a new radio is on the horizon. Nevada Radio, in the U.K., has announced the new Tecsun PL-680.” Thanks, Antonio–admittedly, I was completely unaware of this upcoming model. Based on the photo … Continue reading

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Coming soon: C. Crane CC Skywave review

C. Crane has sent me their new CC Skywave shortwave portable for review. I’ve been using it since Friday and have started putting together a quick review. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment and I’ll try to address … Continue reading

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