Category Archives: Radios

PL-880 Hidden Feature: Adjusting FM muting threshold

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Hector (AD4C) for discovering and sharing this hidden feature of the Tecsun PL-880. Hector writes: “I have been using the Tecsun PL-600 for some time but never was satisfied with its performance in SSB, … Continue reading

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Weekend Hamfesting: Waynesville, NC

Saturday morning, I drove to Waynesville, North Carolina, for the Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society‘s annual hamfest. I’d attended this small-town hamfest before; it has always been enjoyable, as I met friends and even found a few radio bargains. The Zenith TransOceanic, … Continue reading

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Grab a Radio Shack DX-402 for $24 and change

I just noticed that Blinq.com has the RadioShack DX-402 (Sangean ATS-505 re-badge) for $27.09 shipped.  If you use the offer code WEEKEND10 it will take an additional 10% off at checkout for a total of $24.62 shipped. This is an excellent … Continue reading

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SWLing on a mountain with the Tecsun R1212A

Last week we visited Mount Mitchell, the highest elevation in North America east of the Mississippi River. We enjoyed a leisurely picnic at the mountain’s state park, and since I had a little extra time, I pulled out the Tecsun R1212A … Continue reading

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Radio deals: Tecsun PL-380, Grundig Mini 400, G5 and Satellite 750

Grundig Mini 400 Discount retailer, Blinq.com is selling the Grundig Mini 400 for $15.09 US shipped. I have a Mini 400; it’s a handy radio, though not especially sensitive. The built-in speaker is rather shallow as the radio is very thin–you … Continue reading

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CC Skywave release delayed

SWLing Post reader, Ed, writes: “It looks like the new SW/AM/FM/Air  Skywave radio from C.Crane will be delayed according to their website. The new date for release will be October 31st. But, you can reserve yours now to avoid the rush that … Continue reading

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China Radio International warbling on Dave’s home brew receiver

My buddy and SWLing Post reader, Dave Richards (AA7EE), wrote several weeks ago with an interesting comment: “I was just now  tuning around the 31M band on a [regenerative receiver] that I am putting the finishing touches on, and noticed that the … Continue reading

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