Category Archives: Radios

Elad FDM-S2: Eric’s method of mitigating strong local signals

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Eric Cottrell, who writes: “Thanks for your excellent review of the Elad FDM-S2. I bought one and received it yesterday. I tried out the software earlier this week by downloading 4GB of sample files … Continue reading

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Mike’s RadioShack Model 2000669 modification to prevent station memory loss

SWLing Post contributor, Mike (W5RST), writes: This is a follow-up to my mini-review of the new Radio Shack model 2000669 receiver. Overall, I continue to be quite happy with this receiver, however, I think the loss of memories and time when … Continue reading

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A review of the Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. At the Dayton Hamvention this year, I made it a special point to check out the Italian radio manufacturer, Elad. Although I’ve known about Elad … Continue reading

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The SWLing Post 2014-2015 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

The following article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although many large government shortwave broadcasters are departing the shortwave radio scene, there’s no shortage of great products being introduced to it. Indeed, growth in … Continue reading

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Shoot-out results: Top ultra-portable shortwave

Thanks to all who participated in our ultra-portable shoot-out! A little over a week ago, I posted recordings of shortwave broadcasts, weak and strong, in an attempt to evaluate which recording–thus which radio–our listeners prefer. I conducted this test on … Continue reading

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Video: Dave’s “Sproutie” home-brew regenerative receiver in action!

My good buddy, Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just posted videos of his home-brew regenerative receiver–nicknamed “The Sproutie.” [You may recall an earlier post about this very receiver.] Below, you’ll find a video where Dave tunes in broadcasters with The Sproutie–she certainly … Continue reading

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New RadioShack portable AM/FM/SW radio?

SWLing Post reader, Paul, points out this RadioShack model 2000669 portable radio and asks, “Is this a new RadioShack shortwave radio?” Very good question! Though I haven’t been inside a RadioShack in a couple of months, I’ve never noticed this … Continue reading

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