Category Archives: Radios

Guest Post: Richard tests the frequency stability of the Tecsun PL-880

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, for the following guest post: Frequency Stability of My Tecsun PL-880 Recently, while recording the audio on a particular SW frequency unattended over night, I decided to set my Tecsun PL-880 in … Continue reading

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Guy discovers the $13.99 Babson DS-858 shortwave radio

SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, writes: I spotted this new listing on Ebay today, and was wondering if it’s a new model, or perhaps a repackaged Tecsun PL-606? It’s lacking the rotary tuning knob and has a smaller display than … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil’s radio articles: portable SDR and pocket DX

SWLing Post reader, Dr. Phil, recently contacted me regarding a collection of articles he’s written about DXing and radio modifications. His site¬†actually has a number of useful articles that I’ll plan to convert to future posts, with his permission. I … Continue reading

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Mike’s thrift store find: a Panasonic RF-888

SWLing Post contributor Mike (K8RAT) writes: I happened upon a good find of a vintage radio recently when I visited my local Goodwill store in a small city in Ohio. Among the electronic equipment on a shelf I discovered a … Continue reading

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Silicon Labs DSP chip homebrew receiver

The Silicon Labs Si4730 series DSP receiver chip powers many of the portable shortwave radios currently on the market. Manufacturers are not the only ones implementing the chip in receiver design, however; radio enthusiasts are too. I recently discovered this … Continue reading

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Moshe’s early birthday gift: a Philips 90AL765

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes: After reading your post about your Panasonic RF2200 pre-birthday present, I decided I want to do the same. The radio I chose has a story behind it… My Grandfather had the same exact radio. I … Continue reading

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Initial review of the Sangean ATS-405

Just last week, I received the new Sangean ATS-405¬†on loan from Universal Radio. Though I’ve only had the radio for a week, I thought I’d share a few un-boxing photos (by request) and my initial impressions/review of this radio. Unboxing … Continue reading

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