Category Archives: Radios

Great deal: $27 RadioShack shortwave portable with SSB

SWLing Post reader, Paul, spotted a deal on the RadioShack 20-629; the lowest price I’ve ever seen on a shortwave portable with single sideband (SSB). Paul writes: Great deal on a radio: Blinq has the RadioShack 20-629, an upgraded re-issue of … Continue reading

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Mega Review: the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, Sangean ATS-909X, and Sony ICF-SW7600GR go head-to-head

This article, which extensively reviews–and compares–the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, the Sangean ATS-909X, and the Sony ICF-SW7600GR, originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Without a doubt, it’s my longest and most comprehensive review to date. Summer:  time … Continue reading

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SDR# now has AM synchronous detection

SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave writes with a remarkable story about the free SDR application, SDR#(or, “SDR sharp”). He writes: “Two days ago, I emailed Youssef (SDR# developer lead) to ask if he would consider adding synchronous AM detection to his … Continue reading

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Chris suggests installing a shortwave receiver in your car

On the topic of shortwave radios in automobiles, SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “Seven years ago, I purchased a Sony Car Stereo with a Shortwave receiver from the Shortwave Store in Canada. It works remarkably well especially on those summer … Continue reading

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Maplin stocks the Tecsun PL-660

If you live near a Maplin retail store in the UK you’ll be happy to note that they now sell the excellent Tecsun PL-660 portable radio. Many thanks to London Shortwave who snapped the above shot in his local Maplin store. He … Continue reading

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Dates of availability for new Etón shortwave radios…

Several SWLing Post readers have been asking about the availability of the new Etón shortwave radio product line. I’m pleased to report that I can confirm these availability dates for retailers, suggesting that these Etón units may be ready to ship on … Continue reading

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Testing SDR#’s noise reduction in a London park

Yesterday, SWLing Post reader London Shortwave took his laptop, FunCube Dongle Pro+, and 6 meter long wire antenna to a local park where he tested SDR#‘s new IF noise reduction. He made the following screencast/video where he toggles the IF noise reduction feature … Continue reading

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