Category Archives: Reviews

A review of the Tecsun PL-680 with reader survey results

When I heard early reports about the new Tecsun PL-680, I was already wondering how it would stack up alongside other Tecsun portables. An early photo of the Tecsun PL-680 revealed how very similar it is, indeed, to the Tecsun PL-600, which has been … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-680: Reader surveys closing today

If you haven’t had a chance to weigh in on the Tecsun PL-660/PL-680 comparison surveys, you will need to do so by 23:00 UTC today. I’m working on the Tecsun PL-680 review and need completed surveys for graphs/charts. The review … Continue reading

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Chris’ Retro Review of the Radio Shack DX-397 (Sangean SG-622)

SWLing Post reader, Chris Freitas, has sent me a link to a recent review he made of the RadioShack DX-397. I know many of us have had one of these little analog radios (branded as RadioShack or the original Sangean … Continue reading

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Michael Stevenson reviews the Wellbrook ALA1530S+

I just noticed that my buddy Rob Wagner has posted Michael Stevenson’s review of the Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna. Michael does an excellent job describing the Wellbrook, its performance, and even includes comparison audio clips. Click here to read the full review. … Continue reading

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Video: Dan compares the Sony ICF-6800W with several benchmark receivers

Check out this video of Dan Robinson comparing his Sony ICF-6800 with the JRC NRD-301A, Eddystone 1650/9, RFT EKD-515, Drake R7A, and the WJ8718A/MFP: Thanks for sharing, Dan! Impressive lineup!

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Jay compares the Eton Mini & Radio Shack 2000629

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ron, who shares Jay Allen’s comparison of the Eton Mini and  Radio Shack 2000629 pocket radios. While both radios are similar in price and form factor, Jay notes advantages and disadvantages of both models. … Continue reading

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Video: Chris reviews the Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “I just wanted to let you know that I just put together the Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit over the holiday break. I wanted to also let you know that I made a YouTube review … Continue reading

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