Category Archives: Radios

Sony CRF-320 sighting on eBay

  This morning, while scanning eBay, I ran across this serviced and restored Sony CRF-320. It’s listed with a BuyItNow price of $1,795.00 plus $63.30 shipping. Though that price seems steep to me, it appears these trend for $1,880 on … Continue reading

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Virtual Radio Challenge III: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

On this blog, I often write about selecting the “right” radio for home, boating, preparedness, off-grid living, or, of course, travel.  As a result, sometimes I like to go through the mental exercise of imagining a scenario that might be, well, a touch extreme. After all, as … Continue reading

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The new Sangean PR-D19 AM/FM radio

Many thanks to Jeff, over at the Herculodge for sharing information about the new Sangean PR-D19 AM/FM radio which is now available at Universal Radio and Amazon. Click here to read Jeff’s post on the Herculodge.

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SDRplay RSP: I bit the bullet!

There’s a danger in doing radio reviews: sometimes, you get attached to the radio. This was the case with the SDRplay RSP. SDRplay sent this radio to me on an extended loan and I’m grateful for the many months they’ve let me … Continue reading

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New firmware and software for the CommRadio CR-1a

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Grzegorz Jasionek, who notes that CommRadio has just released a firmware update for the CommRadio CR-1a that includes a new Graphic User Interface (GUI) with a 3D spectrum display. The CommRadio Dropbox site has an … Continue reading

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A three transistor homebrew shortwave radio

SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, writes: Came across this site on building a 3-transistor shortwave radio similar to the kit offered by Radio Shack years ago: It was featured on the Instructables site: Very cool!  Thanks for sharing … Continue reading

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An eBay caution: some sellers are out for a buck–or hundreds

SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, has recently noticed exorbitant prices demanded by certain sellers on eBay. Dan writes: As readers of SWLing Post know, Ebay prices–at least asking prices–can often go completely off the scale. While it’s true that prices can … Continue reading

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