Category Archives: Retailers

Travel discovery: the Telefunken Superheterodyn Caprice 5451W

I’ve been traveling along the coast of South Carolina this week, and on Thursday, I found myself in the historic town of Conway, South Carolina. I parked downtown and strolled into the past via Papa’s General Store, a small local store with a lot of merchandise––and … Continue reading

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Universal Radio: new Whistler scanners and a “QRP corner” page

I recently had a conversation with my good friend Fred Osterman, president of Universal Radio. Fred told me about a couple of items on their website I thought might interest Post readers: A QRP Corner page with quick links to … Continue reading

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Buying a shortwave radio in India?

SWLing Post reader, Muthu Kumar recently asked if I knew of a good source of shortwave radios–specifically, the Tecsun brand–in India. I’m asked this very question at least a few times each year and have always replied that eBay may be … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Outlet now distributing the SDRplay RSP

(Source: SDRplay Facebook Page) SDRplay is pleased to announce Ham Radio Outlet as our exclusive authorized distributor in North America. Right now initial stocking quantities are in place at 10 of their 13 stores nationwide and we plan to stock … 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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A source of Sangean shortwave radios in New Zealand

In response to a post last year where we asked about sources of shortwave radios in New Zealand, SWLing Post reader, James Patterson, writes: I have now found a very good importer of very good quality shortwave portable radios here … Continue reading

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A blueprint for RadioShack’s “re-birth”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mark, who shares this article from the New York Times which describes the plan a hedge fund is implementing to strengthen 1,700 existing RadioShack stores: RadioShack will slim down to become an electronics convenience store of … Continue reading

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