Category Archives: Radios

How to replace a noisy wall power supply

Regarding noisy switching power supplies, SWLing Post reader, Dan Lewis, comments: “Google the following: “Jameco linear wall transformer”, and you’ll find a suitable non-switching replacement. Jameco still has a number of linear transformers in their catalog at reasonable prices. I … Continue reading

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Sangean blames AM interference on power supply and government regulation

After the Sangean WR-15 received low marks for AM reception in an Amazon review, Bob of Sangean America replied that poor reception is due to the radio’s switching power supply–a design that is federally mandated. Many thanks to Jeff over at the … Continue reading

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American Radio History site adds Monitoring Times issues

The American Radio History website has just announced the addition of 75 issues of the late Monitoring Times magazine to their free downloads archive. These issues span 1983-1993, making a nice stroll down memory lane for many of us. Click … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-680 now available on eBay

The Tecsun PL-680 is now available on eBay via my favorite Hong Kong-based seller, Anon-Co. Pricing is currently $105.99 + $18.00 shipping to UK/US, $29.00 shipping to everyone else. Click here to read my review of the PL-680. Click here … Continue reading

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Jay’s review of the Sony TFM-8000W

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ron, who shares this link to Jay Allen’s review of the classic Sony TFM-8000W. Last year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I picked up a Sony TFM-1600W; I find it to be an amazingly sensitive radio with … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-380: Murray’s new travel radio

SWLing Post reader, Murray, recently took the Tecsun PL-380 with him on a trip to view the solar eclipse and then to Morocco for an extended excursion. He writes: We flew out of Billund Denmark for the [solar] eclipse flight. A … Continue reading

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Dan compares the McKay-Dymek DR33-C6 to three other benchmark receivers

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares this YouTube video comparing four of his receivers: the McKay Dymek DR33-C6, the East German made RFT EKD 515, Japan Radio Company NRD-301A, and his Watkins Johnson 8718A/MFPWJ WJ .

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