Category Archives: Radios

Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit

Many thanks to the excellent Herculodge blog for making me aware of this cool–nearly retro–Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio Receiver Kit on Amazon. Should be a fun, inexpensive and relatively simple through-hole kit. I am curious how well the instructions are … Continue reading

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Paul Litwinovich’s Vintage Radio series

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for pointing out a brilliant series of articles called Vintage Radio by WSHU Chief Engineer, Paul Litwinovich. Here are links to each article written thus far in the Vintage Radio series. If you would like … Continue reading

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How to listen: A 1930 BBC radio manual

Many thanks to David Goren for sharing this article from Open Culture: A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound. The communication tool that first drew … Continue reading

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Check out Neil’s PL-880 quick reference chart

Neil Goldstein has created a simple Tecsun PL-880 hidden features chart based on our growing list of PL-880 hidden features. Check out the chart on Neil’s blog, Fofio!

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How shortwaves keep you young…

Remember our recent posts about Dave Richard’s homebrew regenerative receiver? If so, you can imagine the laugh I had yesterday when I viewed this latest creation by the infamous Jeff Murray (K1NSS): “Short Wave & Prosper”–? I have to agree!  And I’m completely in … Continue reading

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News from the Tokyo Ham Fair 2014

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) for compiling news on the newly introduced SDR TRX-305 SSB 5 Watt Transceiver modular kit, AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver, Yaesu FT-991, Icom IC-7850 flagship transceiver, and much more. Click here for details on Dave’s Radio News page.

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SWLing in New Mexico: Radio Australia

This morning, I was very happy to tune to Saturday Night Country on Radio Australia (9,580 kHz). RA’s signal was booming into Taos, New Mexico, where my travels have taken me this Saturday morning. It was a welcome relief to hear … Continue reading

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